As he wonders why he is sinking deeper and so confused about why his situation is so strange as he gazes through the window for comfort, Louie Miles looks up into the sky and hopes for calmer days ahead with ‘This Rain Is Just a Passing Note‘.
Louie Miles is a Liverpool, UK-based indie alternative solo singer-songwriter and music producer who is inspired by legends such as Radiohead, as well as genres such as Jazz, Funk and Soul while making a mixture of music that is too varied to ever truly pinpoint.
There is something rather special about this young artist who seems to have an old soul, as Louie Miles leads us into a song that feels like it is from another generation altogether. His tone is soft but revealing, as he sends us a reevaluation of ourselves as we stand outside in the rain – to hopefully wash away those self-doubts – so that calmness and understanding may be more prevalent moving forward.
‘This Rain Is Just a Passing Note‘ from the West Midlands-born, Liverpool-based indie alternative solo artist/producer Louie Miles, sends our minds into a reflective state of pondering why everything flipped over upside down to have you in a bad place. With an eerie style that has you turning the volume up as you put yourself in his damp shoes, this is a cinematic-like track that sends you into a whole new galaxy-travelling world to find your true place that feels just right.
Listen to this new single on YouTube and see more via the IG page.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen
If Elliott Smith, Dinosaur Jr and the Beatles met in the middle, the sonic result would be starkly reminiscent of Louie Miles’ latest psychedelically warm and hazy single, Show the World. Instead of following the same old tropes with his tracks, he creates songs born entirely of his imagination. Based on Show the World, I would pay hand over fist to take a vacation in his mind. The sweetly psychotropic instrumentals paired with Miles’ magnetic melancholy-tinged vocals is practically an invitation to nirvana.
The Liverpool-based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer made his solo debut in April this year; before that, he contributed to the Birmingham-based band, Sugarthief and Liverpool’s renowned outfit, Astles. At 21-years-old, Louie Miles already boasts the songwriting maturity that other artists have to wait decades for. We can’t wait to hear what follows.
Show the World is available to stream on all major platforms, including YouTube.
Review by Amelia Vandergast
‘City Living’ is the latest ethereal lo-fi psych-pop track from up and coming independent singer-songwriter Louie Miles. With tinges of 60s psych-pop, the same arcanely evocative air as artists such as Mazzy Star and Elliot Smith, it’s a blissfully kaleidoscopic hit from start to finish.
Between the mellow accordance of the guitars and the choral vocals, you will find an overarching sense of detachment that comes via the lyrics that allow you to resonate with the sense of directionless and cityscape detachment.
Louie Miles’ single, City Living, is now available to stream on YouTube. Follow him on Instagram.
Review by Amelia Vandergast