Blake Mills is getting ready to release his newest solo album, Heigh Ho, in September. After his previous band Simon Dawes disbanded, and two members went on to form Dawes, Mills began touring as a guitarist for Jenny Lewis while collaborating as a session musician with artists such as Conor Oberst, Danger Mouse, Lana Del Rey, and Haim.
Mills has offered a 2 song sampler to tide us over until September. The first track, “If I’m Unworthy,” is a very subtle, easy listen, but perfectly showcases Mills‘ incredible talents with a guitar. The ripping solo is a great contrast to what is otherwise a mellow song. The second track is the album’s lead single, “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me.” The track premiered on Pitchfork and features Fiona Apple and Jon Brion, and proves Mills‘ innate talent as both a singer-songwriter and a guitarist. Be sure to check out Blake Mills and give these tracks some big support!
RIYL: Fiona Apple, Dawes, Avett Brothers, Jenny Lewis
FCC Warning: #2 “Don’t Tell Our Friends About Me”
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Label: Verve / Record Collection