We’re glad to announce that South London, United Kingdom-based singer-songwriter Edison Miller has released a new single, entitled “Lucid.”
Edison Miller has been in bands since he was 15, playing covers and writing the odd song here and there; and in 2020 he started work on a new solo project, having featured on a friend’s record. Growing up in the suburbs of South London, Miller attended the same school as musical icon David Bowie, before honing his songwriting craft at BRIT School.
Influenced by bands such as Blossoms, Foo Fighters, Two Door Cinema Club, The Kooks, Razorlight, Nirvana, Foals, Catfish and The Bottlemen, John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sam Fender, James Blake, Bon Iver, and Vulfpeck, Edison Miller released his debut single (“White Silhouettes”) in 2021. The track was well received by various national and regional radio stations such as Radio X, BBC Introducing, and Amazing Radio; and following the success of his debut single, Edison Miller releases his second single today, “Lucid.” The single was produced by Grammy award winner Cameron Craig (Tom Grennan, Amy Winehouse, Adele) and recorded at Hoxa HQ; and Edison Miller (vocals) is joined on the track by Harry Pope (drums), Pete Hutchinson (bass), and Ben Lochrie (guitars). Edison Miller will also be playing his debut gig today (January 14th 2022) at The Finsbury.
Written early on in the first UK lockdown and recorded during the second lockdown, “Lucid” is nostalgically driven by 90’s and 2000’s alternative / indie rock, while being lyrically driven by things happening around and in Edison Miller’s life. “Lucid” is an expression of individualism, empowerment and being who you are unquestionably—sticking it to the man, while giving a voice to the younger generation being blamed by previous reckless generations, and both emotionally and economically hit by the failings of an irresponsible government. “Our individuality and our ability to harness our differences makes us unique and powerful. I’m not perfect, you’re not perfect and I’m good with that” says Miller.
Elaborating on the inspiration and meaning behind his latest single, Edison Miller writes, “Lucid was a reaction of how I was feeling in the UK Lockdown the first time around and all the frustration that came with that. All the time to reflect on what was going on and what has come before. The injustice and inequality in society with a fractious dishonest government. Statues of racist, slave traders were being torn down, the Black Lives Matter movement was massively ignited with millions of people across the UK, US and the world taking to the streets. Lucid is an instinctive, almost primal but quite naive and adolescent reaction to the situation. I’m a big supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and advocate for equality and It’s important people are who they are and must be free to live as their most authentic self.”
For first-time listeners, Miller says, “People should expect big guitar riffs and catchy vocal hooks, fresh, full of energy and nostalgically reflective of classic indie rock/pop.”
“Lucid” begins with a catchy lead guitar riff and percussive rhythm guitar chords, accompanied by dynamic drumming and punchy bass notes. As the first verse begins, the guitars switch to sustained clean-toned chords that nicely highlight Edison Miller’s captivating vocals along with staccato electronic drum beats. During “Lucid”’s compelling pre-choruses, the organic drumming returns to add a pleasant vibrancy and energy, leading seamlessly into the track’s memorable choruses, where the guitar-driven motifs heard during the instrumental beginning section provide a perfect backdrop for the vocals. “Lucid” is quite an enjoyable listen throughout, showcasing Edison Miller’s brilliant songwriting and superb musicianship, while simultaneously expressing an important and empowering message through Miller’s reflective lyrics. I would highly recommend this track to fans of alternative- and indie rock alike.
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