“Milli On” is on fire with another magnificent track called “Devil On My Shoulder.”
This is an incredible piece of music. The precision showcased via the soundscape’s intricate detail is matched only by the magnitude of the collective ambiance; the build-up, the emotion, the choices made as to when and where the original snippets of music will float within the mix – it’s a phenomenal track.
Just Will comes through as a deeply thoughtful and genuine artist. The accompanying video furthers this feeling significantly, but even just listening to his words and his voice – you get a sense that this is all very real for him, that it means something. This deeply personal lyricism can often detach a track from its audience, but in this case, the words intrigue and welcome you all at once. At the same time as being an effective bit of escapism for you, as a listener, the song feels as if it’s also a necessary bit of therapy or escapism for the artist – as if it helps to reach out and express in this way, to connect with an audience through music.
The riffs and various moments of repetition all make for a memorable and enjoyable listening experience; the mix has been brilliantly crafted, the structure of the song highlights the quiet and the loud with equal brightness, and the lyrics take something that is loaded with undeniable humanity, and they share it with the audience in a completely relevant and accessible way. It’s an awesome song, and an important, refreshing topic to underline.
There’s a lot to love about this release. The music comes through as this mellow set of vibes; a simple wave of synths, a gentle beat with a touch of melancholy just setting you up for the ideas that follow. And they are some fascinating ideas, expressed by means of a smooth and somewhat haunting melody.