Adam Miller, formerly of Chromatics has announced a new solo EP. Following the release of his ambient instrumental guitar album Gateway from last year, he’s announced Illusion Pool, which is out November 10. The EP features appearances from The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst and Cold Beat/Grass Widow’s Hannah Lew. He’s shared two new songs, “Illusion Pool” and Everybody’s Been Burned.” Check them out below.
“As I was working on Gateway, I had reached a point where I never wanted to write or hear music with vocals or drums ever again, but little by little every time I picked up my guitar, melodies, little bits of songs, and lyrics would keep on revealing themselves to me,” Miller said in a statement. “It’s been invigorating to revisit these sketches from over the years. In the past, whenever I hit a wall with something, I would usually drop the idea and forget about it, but I’ve loved being able to pick up these ideas from where I left them with a completely different perspective. When I sang on Chromatics songs, I hated my voice. I would endlessly explore ways in which I could mask it behind a fortress of effects. But over the past few years, I’ve finally learned to embrace my natural voice. It’s as if my fear of my voice vanished over the past few years. Now it feels exhilarating to be so exposed.”
Adam Miller Illusion Pool tracklist:
1. Illusion Pool
2. Everybody’s Been Burned
4. Blood on the Moon