Following on from the release of his highly-praised debut album 'Under Light Symphonies' in 2021, Nigerian-born, British singer-songwriter Remi Miles makes his eagerly-awaited return to deliver his shimmering new EP 'Moonlight Lady'.
Channelling a wonderfully warm and breezy aesthetic throughout, this new four-track collection makes for an incredibly immersive listen. With his rich and dreamy vocals layered across a progressive production from start to finish, he is continuing to cement himself as one of the more captivating names on the rise with this one.
So with the new EP available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his origins and what has inspired him most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
My singing voice. In my opinion and as a singer once you find your voice - it becomes your identity, your instrument of distinctiveness- it is your voice and the tonality of it that distinguishes you and sets you apart from the rest.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
I had quite an eclectic upbringing musically, from pop music to soul to rock n roll and afro-beat music that my parents would play around the house.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Sade, Diamond Life. She inspires me vocally, aesthetically and tonally too.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Smooth Operator, Sade
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
Well, not necessarily because sometimes I find the words comes to me first and the melody or sometimes I have a melody and then the words follow. Bottom line, I just have to like what I hear and the my muses inspire me with the rest.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
Lana Del Rey (I’d like to work on a song with Lana Del Rey) and I also like a band out of Los Angeles at the moment called Cannons- they’re outstanding.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Lana Del Rey
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
To be able to create sounds that moves people in one way or the other. Something that people connect with to help give them a kind of release or satisfaction you know…
And what is the most frustrating part?
To be honest, I’m kind of a laid back kind of person…I don’t get frustrated often. I do the best I can and then I just let the chips fall where they may really, and that’s all it boils down to.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
“Good luck, I hope you’re the next in line to make it.”
Remi Miles' new EP 'Moonlight Lady' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.