Miller Roberts is the moniker for singer/songwriter Millie Robertson. She is new on the scene as a solo artist and has recently released her debut EP, Square One. “Heart on Your Sleeve” is lifted from this EP, and we are excited to make it our Track of the Day today. I’m sure that fans of Laura Marling are going to find plenty to love here.
“Heart on Your Sleeve” deals with the aftermath of a relationship and how hard it can be to let go – “I don’t want you but I can’t shake you”. It’s a wonderfully poignant song, her vocals emotive and honest. The keys fading out at the end are a nice touch. Her songwriting demonstrates a gift for lyrics which resonate, and the musicianship on this track is all class. I’m looking forward to future releases from this talented artist.
Millie gave the AU some background into the meaning behind the song:
“Heart on Your Sleeve is about trying to move on from an old relationship but not really knowing how. I wrote this song about four years ago. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it at the time, but decided to record a demo of it anyway. I had never really planned to pursue a career in music — I mostly recorded the track hoping to find some form of catharsis in it. But after recording it, I realised this was something I definitely wanted to explore. I guess this song is quite vulnerable to me. I had written it with no intention of anyone ever hearing it, so it’s a little bizarre to talk about, but I hope, in some way, this can be a song that people connect with.”
Her debut EP ‘Square One’ is out now on Spotify. In the meantime, enjoy “Heart on Your Sleeve”.