While you’ll often find electronic music from the Australian scene here at Purple Melon, we don’t all too often get the opportunity to showcase the singer-songwriter side of life down under of which there’s plentiful talent. For fans of sincere and warm-hearted songwriting, Miller Roberts offers her folksy and unfiltered narrative in new single ‘Let You Go’.
Influenced by music history mainstays like Carole King and Joni Mitchell, as well as more contemporary names like Lucy Rose, Justin Vernon and Sufjan Stevens, Roberts style is equal parts familiar and a breath of fresh air. The biggest comparison we can draw between those artists and this songwriter is their shared penchant for honest storytelling, which has been carefully refined over the five years in which it took to complete ‘Let You Go’.
This slow unearthing of the song’s true message gives it such an organic quality that it feels as though Miller Roberts is speaking straight from her heart to the listeners. Not every artist has a gift such as this.
“‘Let You Go’ is a moody, ambient folk song that is a reflection on a love that was lost. It is an exploration of intimacy and the growth that comes through grief and pain. With such exposing lyrics, it felt appropriate that the production around this song be treated with that same raw and honest sincerity. While there are layers upon layers of vocal parts and harmonies, you will find no use of autotune and a very sparse instrumentation, in an effort to stay as true to the message of the song as possible. This song is about heartbreak, but it is also about letting go.” – Miller Roberts
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