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“His songs are personable, relatable, and carry captivating melodies that get stuck in your head even after the first listen” – Earmilk
“Mills simplifies even the most complex emotions into a coherent stream of consciousness” – Ones To Watch
“…straight-up, no fuss tunes that instantly stick” – The Interns
LOS ANGELES (March 8, 2022) – Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Mills pays homage to Gerry Rafferty with a special cover of “Right Down the Line,” out now via Keep Cool/RCA Records. Infusing a fresh, contemporary spin on the ‘70s classic, which has seen a resurgence of its own after being featured in the hit HBO show Euphoria, Mills’ rendition takes an upbeat turn, adding in slick guitar licks and an indie-pop sensibility to the original version.
Out today is the music video, filmed during Mills’ recent trip to Jamaica, where he spent several days working on his anticipated new music. Showcasing Mills as he writes and records at GeeJam in Port Antonio, the visual captures the rising performer as he travels across crystal blue waters and through lush jungle forests.
“While coming into myself and getting older, I’ve enjoyed listening to older music and seeing what parallels can be drawn between now and then,” says Mills. “I heard ‘Right Down the Line’ growing up a million times but hearing it in the forefront of the cultural phenomenon ‘Euphoria’ was epic to me. It made old fresh again, which in a lot of ways is the goal of what I’m trying to do with my music. After hearing it on the show, I started hearing it everywhere; I wanted to bring it into my world and make it fresh to my ears. Here it is.”
Born and raised in Bowling Green, KY, and having spent time in Nashville and Los Angeles, Mills’ southern influences have been brightened by the Los Angeles sun, resulting in buoyant melodies tinged with nostalgia. With his poetic storytelling and distinctive harmonies that evoke the 1970s era of Laurel Canyon, 22-year-old Mills emerges as a troubadour for the modern age, vividly spinning tales of young love, happiness, and heartbreak. Last year, Mills released his EP Train of Thoughts featuring his critically acclaimed song “Hollow,” which Billboard described as “sun-kissed singer-songwriter music, with a beautifully loping hook that gains texture as the harmonies fully arrive.” while The Interns called it “a sweet spot between John Mayer and Harry Styles.” In October, Mills played a run of shows supporting Peach Tree Rascals on their sold-out “I Can’t Wait Tour.”
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