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Meet MILLY EDWARDS

What first drew you into music?

I first picked up a guitar when I was 15 because I was interested in learning a new skill and although at first all I could do was strum miss matched off sounding chords, I really enjoyed it. From a young age I’ve dealt with depression and a general sense of hopelessness and because of that I sometimes felt like I had no enthusiasm for anything. But somehow, no matter what mood I was in I could sit down and play my guitar and escape what I was feeling. Part of me doubted that I could make music because I didn’t have a lot of self- belief but I took that leap a year into playing the guitar and it’s still something I’m really passionate about. Music is interesting as a medium because you can never explore every single aspect of it, and so, there are constant new sounds and approaches to be discovered and to me, it doesn’t matter how far I get with it because I’ll still enjoy making music regardless.

Listening to your music we can tell you love incorporating interesting new sounds and techniques within each track! What inspires you to experiment and evolve?

My voice is quite quiet so I tend to take a more chilled and minimal approach to my production which means that I have to find sounds that are interesting to make up for the song’s minimalism. I want to take a more experimental approach because doing so helps to find the best way to show what I want to through music.

I feel you shouldn’t hold yourself back in terms of sound because otherwise, you’ll never know what works and what doesn’t.

It seems like you already found your signature sound 😊 Do you have any tips for upcoming musicians that can’t seem to find their own sound?

I’d say just make what feels right to you and explore within that. It’s easy to feel like your music has to sound a certain way but if you get too wrapped up in that mentality, it can destroy the enthusiasm for making music in the first place. It’s also really crucial to listen to a wide variety of music to find sounds and instrumental techniques that you want to use in your own music. It’s also important to decide which instruments you want to work with mainly. This will give you an idea of the sort of genre you choose as your main influence.

Your track “Coaster” is your best track in our opinion! From its artwork to the Incredibly powerful sound we absolutely love it. Could you tell us more about the story behind this track? Also, what is your creative process like?

The lyrics are about someone who pretends they love someone for sex but is actually embarassed by them. It’s extremely cruel but the other person doesn’t notice what’s actually happening because they don’t question why the other person is so hot and cold with them. It reflects the sad reality that sometimes people you think care about actually don’t. I wrote the song ages ago and then found it again in my notes, so I came up with the opening riff on my acoustic guitar and built everything from that.

What are your musical goals for the future?

I look forward to exploring new sounds and themes through my music and working how to best express things through music. In the long term, I want to get to the point where I can release my first album which should take some time. At the moment I want to focus on getting better at what I am doing and perfecting the way that I make music so that I can more effectively use it as an art form.

What do you have planned for the coming months? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?

I want to keep making music and improving my production as much as possible. I’ve written quite a few songs that I hope to be starting work on soon. I’ll be able to work on music more in the next coming months due to the advice to stay indoors as a result of the current health crisis. 

I’m happy with the progress I’ve made in the last couple years and can’t wait to see what point I’m at this time next year.

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