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Miller Yule - Single Review: Diamonds

23 Nov 2017 // A review by butch181
Diamonds has a beautifully clean guitar riff that resonated immediately at my core. A fresh sound, but so incredibly familiar too. I ended up spending two weeks trying to determine what potential songs could have influenced the making of this introductory composition, and three songs stood out; the Foo Fighter's 2009 track Wheels, Dave Dobbyn's 1988 Kiwi anthem Loyal, and Tom Petty's 1989 hit Free Fallin'. It's rare to have a track capture my attention so quickly, especially considering the lighthearted nature of the song, given my personal bias towards the heavier rock genres.

Miller Yule has a soft, breathy, vocal style, that gives a very John Mayer vibe. A very simple track with a well-paced tempo, that makes this a feel-good song, full of positive vibes. As mainstream as it gets, the song has no real standout instruments, and yet the choices in layering are superb, giving a feeling of progression and crescending throughout the track.

A delightful track, released in time for summer BBQs, beach time, and road trips.


Review written by Alex Moulton

About Miller Yule

In 2016, solo artist Miller Yule broke into the NZ music scene with his acclaimed debut EP Shoot Me in the Heart.

The EP hit #4 on the NZ Albums Chart and gained further momentum with the release of music videos for singles Shoot Me in the Heart and Little Things.

Bolstered by the success of his honest songwriting and heartfelt live performances, Miller capped off 2016 supporting Ben Harper on his NZ tour.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Miller Yule

Releases

Shoot Me In The Heart
Year: 2016
Type: EP

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