James millIer

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The New single
'Brighter Day'

release date: 2nd July 2021

About James millIer

James Millier is an alternative country artist from Barton on Sea, Hampshire in England. His passion for music happened at a very young age thanks to his family however in his teenage years he made the decision to be wise by studying his first passion in food and lead a life working in the catering industry. During his mid-twenties his love for music became stronger than ever and as fate would have it a love one gave him some singing lessons as a Christmas present where 13 years later to this day, he is still having lessons with the same singing teacher.

 

Due to his spark being ignited for music, James has been lucky enough over time to learn a few new languages in Welsh and Italian plus he had the opportunities to travel abroad to places like France and Ireland as well as becoming part of a Welsh choir called The Phoenix. However, it was the mark of turning thirty he took the giant leap by releasing solo music under his real name James Baldwin in 2014 but by 2018 his music was evolving and he thought it was a suitable time to go back to his roots by changing his music artist surname to Millier which is taken from his mother side of the family.

 

Since his surname has been changed to Millier, James’ music has been streamed over 150,000 times on Spotify and he also became founder of a Christmas charity single which featured in the official UK top 100 download charts.

Fast forward to 2021, James has come full circle and feels he found his sound in country/folk music because you can hear elements of the truth from his life running through his songs from his younger years living in the countryside in a small village called Shenstone in the West Midlands to living the city life in Birmingham as well as moving to the south coast in Swansea, Wales and now enjoying life in the south of England.

 

You can hear this new direction of music when James releases ‘Brighter Day’ on 2nd July!

About the song

Brighter Day is an alternative country single which tell the story about how a relationship breakup can make you a better person and lead you in a brighter direction towards life. This is something music artist James Millier felt he could connect to from a moment in his life because he knows how this situation actually feels plus he felt like this kind of song would connect with possible listeners who have just been through a breakup and are searching for a positive spin from their relationship ending. ‘Brighter Day’ was co-written by highly acclaimed Nashville songwriter Trey Bruce and James plus produced by Brighton based Olli Daffarn and mixed by the talented Alfie Cattell and finally to top it all off the single was mastered by highly rated mastering engineer Streaky.

LYRICS

I can’t help thinking about
How I use to live my life on the borderline
I can’t stop but linger about
How I got from there to absolutely fine
Cause every day got a little better
Don’t know if it was me or whether
A power bigger than that took me by the hand

Thanks to you
I found a little piece of hope
Just enough to carry on and pull me through
You know they say
What don’t kill you makes you strong
I’m glad you came along
It took both of us for me to find my way, to
A brighter day, a brighter day, a brighter day

I smile for what you did
Your left more of me than what you found me with
All in all I’m better blessed
Grateful that you existed in my life
Cause everyday gets a little better
Even though we didn’t last forever
You took me by the hand and made me a better man

Thanks to you
I found a little piece of hope
Just enough to carry on and pull me through
You know they say

What don’t kill you makes you strong
I’m glad you came along
It took both of us for me to find my way, to
A brighter day
A brighter day
I gotta say
It's a brighter day
A brighter day
I gotta say
I found my way

Thanks to you
I found a little piece of hope
Just enough to carry on and pull me through
You know they say
What don’t kill you makes you strong
I’m glad you came along
It took both of us for me to find my way, to
A brighter day, A brighter day, A brighter day
It's a brighter day


WRITERS: TREY BRUCE & JAMES MILLER

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past releases

James Miller's latest release 'Brand New Start' has gained over 62,000 streams on Spotify alone and is only gaining momentum. Check out James' video on Youtube above, or CLICK HERE for the hit single on Spotify. 

behind the track

"I wrote 'brand new start when i was going through an uncertain part of my life and.i found out I had to give up a career due to having foot surgery four times in the last ten years. I guess this song is me reflecting back through those years and saying to the listeners it's alright to be unsure if you have to move in a different direction. just as long as you stay strong and don't be afriad to make a 'brand new start'" - James Miller

'Brand New Start' was produced by Olli Daffarn at his blue dot studio in Brighton and the 'Brand New Start' music video was directed by Glen Jevon in the New Forest in Hampshire 

Click HERE for 'Brand New Start' EPK

'This Life' is James Miller's hit single, released back in 2018. Reaching over 30,000 streams just on Spotify, 'This Life' kicked off James Miller's musical journey with a bang, as the popular track built on the momentum of his debut single 'Flashbacks.' Check out 'This Life' video above, or CLICK HERE to hear the heartwarming hit on Spotify. 

Contact James at: jamesbaldwinmusic@gmail.com

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