With her light vocal lines that are equally as lush as the reverb they bleed into, London-based singer-songwriter millar is a dream-pop siren in her sophomore single, sugar rush.
The wistfully electrifying air of nostalgia circulates through the soft pastel tonal hues as the gentle rhythm section cradles the soft synth lines and choral indie guitars. sugar rush transcends even what Slowdive was capable of in their heyday. For millar to achieve such atmospheric alchemy at a tender age is inexplicably awe-inspiring.
Referencing childhood rhymes and contrasting them against the quiescent instrumental melancholy sparks sentimentality for the days before innocence was hardened as skin toughened with every knock, bruise and fall. Naturally, we can’t wait to hear what millar orchestrates next.
sugar rush was officially released on February 10th. Hear it on Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast