Emily Millard, known formerly as Miss Emily Brown, is a Canadian singer-songwriter whose unique blend of art-folk, roots-pop and jazz has been called “inventive”, “decadent” and “beautifully ethereal”. Emily's new single Paradise (March 2016) marks her first release under her birth name. A stand-alone piece, Paradise hints toward the lyrical themes and musical approach of Emily's upcoming full-length release, By Heron & By Season.
Recorded during tour break in Germany, Paradise tells the story of a winter's walk on remote Quadra Island on Canada's West Coast. The track was produced by Martyn Heyne (Efterklang) and contains subtly embedded field recordings from Berlin’s Tempelhofer Park, an abandoned 1920’s airfield-turned-recreational oasis. The video for Paradise was filmed in Brooklyn NY in November 2015 by acclaimed director Derrick Belcham (Blogoteque, Philip Glass, Paul Simon). It features a live performance of the song with Emily accompanied by Brooklyn-based composer Giancarlo Vulcano (Howard Shore, 30 Rock, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).
In 2010, Emily (as Miss Emily Brown) released In Technicolor, a folk-pop record based on her grandmother’s wartime diary. The album was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award and earned Emily a top five placement for CBC Radio 3’s Bucky Award for Best New Artist. Her previous 2008 debut release, Part of You Pours Out of Me was named one of the top twelve albums of the year by Alan Neal, host of CBC Radio’s Bandwidth.
Emily has toured extensively throughout Canada and Germany, both as a solo artist and with a rotating band of eclectic and experimental young talent. Touring as both headliner and support act, she has shared the stage with Jeremy Fisher, Alin Coen Band, Fred Penner, Royal Wood, Michael Feuerstack, Julie Doiron, Vetiver and many more.
Alongside her solo project, Emily co-founded the chamber-folk group Morlove with Vancouver Island based songwriter and producer Corwin Fox. Since 2008, Morlove has released two full-length records and three EPs.
Emily Millard will be on tour in Germany throughout March and April. Canadian tour dates for spring/summer 2016 will be announced soon!
“Her voice is a mercurial weapon.” – exclaim!