“Milli On” offers a uniquely complex, multi-layered and endlessly colorful approach to musical expression; this latest single being the perfect example. The soundscape sees various details and moments intertwine in a chaotic and fast-paced manner, however, what really stands out about it, is that each time you listen – you seem able to control which element within shines the brightest or drives the process.
The fullness of the sound means that it surrounds you in the way that a naturally busy atmosphere would, with numerous details meeting in one place and creating an unexpected calmness in doing so. This is where your thoughts run free, your mind wanders at the rhythm of whichever beat it picks up. So the first time you listen, maybe the vocal melody carries you along, and the second time – maybe it’s those distant synth notes. There seem to be an unlimited number of ways to experience the song, and in any case – you’re likely to notice and appreciate the depth of the musical ability and the sheer artistry of the whole journey.
“History” is an incredibly atmospheric piece of music with a notably emotional, soulful leading voice that softly but surely weaves its sentiments into your consciousness. Far more than a simple hip hop song with a predictable set-up, the track veers off down its own unexpected pathways, partly feeling fresh from the hands of an experimental, well-experienced and skillful producer. The balance is powerful, and at no point does either quality take away from the other. On the contrary, everything that pours through from the moment you press play compliments everything else that surrounds it.
“History” is a track that draws your intrigue from its title alone. Knowing the deeply thoughtful and reflective nature of Milli On ’s writing, there was a high chance this would be a song that never lets go of your attention – and that’s precisely what happens within. In contrast with many of the more recent online hits that offer a similar trait, Milli On ’s track does it in a beautifully ambient, calming way. Beat works perfectly alongside the rapper’s vocal delivery, so you’re entranced from the offset, and as the rhythm and the ideas pour through – the whole thing becomes more and more hypnotic.