Back from being right there, Millington releases his latest juicy uplifting offering… ‘I am that’.
The Melbourne based artist spent 2018 recording his debut album, which is still in production, before relocating back to his home soils of the UK, reconnecting to his music roots.
‘I am that’ is like closing your eyes and travelling inward, an uplifting escape with a soul tingling soundscape, driving pulse and conscious lyrics.
It was recorded in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, Millington’s hometown, at the Riff Factory, engineered and mastered by Tom Carter, and produced by them both.
The two have known each other since they were digging for worms and hanging upside down from climbing frames. The chemistry in the music is clear to hear. It was in these early years that the young Tom Millington developed a pronounced stammer. Through music and speech therapies, he created a unique relationship with rhythm and song.
“Music gave me the opportunity to communicate and express myself deeply, work things through whilst telling myself to sort my shit out when things got/get challenging and difficult. I have been speaking and thinking in rhythms for as long as I can remember”.
This September and October will see Millington supporting the Melbourne duo, Pierce Brothers, on their 2019 European headline tour; playing at well-known and respected venues in France, Germany, UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, and the Netherlands – with a tour of Australia very much on his mind for the near future. This return to Aus will also mean continuing work towards his evolving debut album.
His previous accolades at SXSW, CLIPPED and SOUNDkilda (St Kilda film fest) include ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Best Australian music video’ for his debut single ‘Being’, back in 2017.
“Very accessible song here. All the elements add up to something big.” – Dave Ruby Howe (Triple J Unearthed – 4 Stars)
‘Being’ and the EP of the same name went onto rack up streams across all platforms and praise across the globe.
“People would message me from all over the world and tell me how they would play the track first thing in the morning, or if they were having hardships, listening to it would raise their spirits during these difficult times. You see, for me, that is what real success looks like – the way the music nurtures others.”
“Play for the people, serve the song”