South Florida native and NYU Songwriting Masters graduate Brett Miller is set to release his debut EP in May 2017. In 2014, after completing his undergrad in vocal performance at Rollins College, Brett went on to pursue a Masters in Songwriting at NYU, under scholarship. Brett collaborated with fellow student and songwriter, Austin Zudeck and partner, Justin Thunstrom, who co-wrote “Something Beautiful”, the first track from the EP, which he also produced. Brett Miller has played over 1000 shows since the age of 16, including most notably, The Studio at Webster Hall, The Parkside Lounge, Provincetown Playhouse, Redeye Grill and Mastro’s Steakhouse.
Brett Miller makes music the way it should be made…to last a lifetime. Embrace is an appropriate word for this track; Miller is constantly reaching out for someone, seeking to close the gap and provoke an impassioned connection, and that longing is evident throughout, aesthetically.
It multiplies the dimension of his art to the point of reaching dazzling tones to soul-searching ranges. While his excursion into this mainstream acoustic pop arrangement exhibits his star power, he reduces and understates the stunning impact of his timbre just enough in exchange for authenticity.
While his voice is far and away one of the purest and most refined in recent memory, Miller never exerts himself to showcase it above all else, staying inside a balanced sonic atmosphere that allows the song to breathe and grow just as much as his voice does.
At its very best and sharpest, “Something Beautiful”, is a poignant and vocally rich survey of turbulent emotions, instinctively producing the same brand of pop soul that many greats before him have used to explode onto the pop scene.
It displays an intuitive understanding of feeling and what it’s like to yearn for ‘something beautiful’ regardless of whether it is on a personal or collective level. Miller’s particular variation of this aesthetic is striking and soothing, and when he is most in tune with his skill set, he is totally enchanting.
“Something Beautiful” is a great listen on because it’s a succinct summation of Miller’s agenda, and the subtlety of his timbre, falsetto and his tonality are stunning. The song is expressive and built for easy listening.
Brett Miller has the voice of an absolute powerhouse, and he knows just how to use it. His debut connects his feelings with his mood, and when it plateaus it peels back the emotional state to the visceral, and it explores further down inside. Miller’s introspection goes as deep as the soul will allow.