Milo is back after the successful release of his debut album, which substantially grew his reputation and resulted in 100,000 streams on Spotify alone and an Artist of the Week slot on BBC Introducing South-West. To carry on with this momentum Milo has brought back the same team from his debut album to make this new EP, ‘As you hear me now, you listen to my past’.
As suggested in the title song this EP has been written about Milo’s past, but despite the narratives being old they appear to Milo’s fans as fresh as the milk delivered to your doorstep in the mornings. Reflecting on eighteen months clean from drug abuse, Milo has used his determination and focus in this new EP to create a powerful and relatable music which shines a light on personal growth.
‘Chilli’ opens the EP, you get an instant eye opener that the track is fresh and a free-flowing indie track which fans of Foals will fall in love with right away. The heartbeat of the song is the forceful drumming rhyme and the powerful lyrics which honestly show a twisted torture as Milo sings out “I’m losing my head but I’ll be fine”, everyone can see through the open window and acknowledge that this isn’t the case.
‘Two Bridges’ has a more menacing nature that portrays a stronger tone within the guitar notes, again Milo shows off a confused state and willingness to let go of a certain person you can tell he wants to hold close within the lyrics. The follow on track, ‘Deluded’ continues the theme of Milo laying out the rawness of his storey with evocative lyrics but within this record there is a slow tempo that shows a more remorseful consciousness.
Drawn out and stripped to the core the bonus track at the end of the EP, ‘Scarlett’s Affair’ is a real treat which deserves its location on the EP and a fitting end to showing of Milo’s bare soul within a music journey!
Written by Kess Anthony