'The Faster The Blood Slows' is out now
Brisbane-bred singer-songwriter Robbie Miller is a man in-demand lately, coming hot off his appearances at BIGSOUND last month to have just spent the past few weeks supporting new EP The Faster The Blood Slows with a run of shows down the east coast, the last of which saw him play to his hometown in support of acclaimed troubadour Mike Waters.
With The Faster The Blood Slows freshly out in the world as of just over a week ago, Miller is about to take centre stage himself to launch the new EP with a special show at Black Bear Lodge, but before we get into the details of that, the man himself has very kindly put together an exclusive track-by-track look at the songs on the release, which you can read and listen to below.
As makes itself plainly evident throughout the EP, Miller is a man with an ear for intelligent, accessible tunes, and it's clear others think so too — his track The Pain recently nabbed itself a spot on triple j rotation, following on from a NIMA award from the station for Don't Go Walking Away and a warm embrace for first EP single Sunday. Give 'em all — and more — a listen below.
Sunday is inspired by my nana and the relationship that we share. Every time I sing this song it reminds me of all the great experiences I had with her and my granddad. Sunday will always have a special place in my heart.
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A person very close to me lost their father a few years ago and they have continually wanted for understanding and reason. The Pain is about their journey over several years.
Don’t Go Walking Away is about the fear of not being good enough for the person who means everything to you.
Come Take It All is the only song the EP that is not written about a personal story or experience in my life. The song is about asking someone you love to take you as you are and not try and change you to suit his or her own idea of who you are.
This song was inspired by one of my favourite movies, Garden State. After watching the movie I just felt this burst of inspiration. Wish I’d Known is also the oldest song on the EP with the original version penned in 2008.
Robbie Miller launches his new EP at Brisbane's Black Bear Lodge on Friday 27 November, for which he'll be supported by a selection of some of the city's brightest young musical upstarts from the Music Industry College (MIC). Tickets go on sale at 12pm AEST (1pm AEDT); see theGuide or check The Music App for more details.