American Songwriter Runs Feature & Album Stream on Chris Milam
Singer-songwriter Chris Milam let it all out on his new album ‘Meanwhile,’ going deep into the experience of losing his father to blood cancer and breaking up with his girlfriend around the same time.
The Memphis songwriter is joined by Rick Steff of Lucero on keys, Steve Selvidge of the Hold Steady on guitar, and Gregg Allman trumpet man Marc Franklin. Milam will stream an album release show on Saturday at 6pm Eastern / 5pm Central via his Facebook and Instagram pages.
American Songwriter Magazine ran a feature and full album stream this week.
Here’s what we’re reading:
“Rich, colorful… feels like the great outdoors… Wistful, symphonic, and verdant, Chris Milam radiates… melodies that stir souls… His vivid imagery helps us accompany him on the journey and deeply sense his roaming yearnings… This personal and epic requiem offers a moment of verdant spirit during a time of locked doors and dimmed light sources… Resounds, triumphs, and roars its way into our lives with a radiant melody and hard-hitting, playful, and visual songwriting.”
– Baylee Less, Atwood Magazine
“Darkly gorgeous… a warm, deeply intimate, open-hearted portrait of a broken psyche [and] sonic warmth and lyrical intimacy befitting an album from 2020 or 1970.”
– Neil Ferguson, Glide
“A new subtlety in his writing and arranging that rewards repeated listenings.”
– Alex Greene, Memphis Flyer
“Songs to get you through the current atmosphere of stress.”
– Melissa Clarke, Americana Highways
“Shines with genuine emotion… You can truly connect with these well-written lyrics.”
– Travis Irwin, LA on Lock
“Great songwriter [wielding] power and beauty… the perfect album to keep you company while you’re locked away in isolation. It deals with all the feelings you are currently having: loneliness, depression, sleepless nights filled with anxiety… You may just find a little light to hold onto that helps calm your nerves for a little bit.”
– Josh Terzino, Music Defined
“Epic… Laurel Canyon/‘70s AM radio warmth and it makes for his best work to date… Powerful stuff.”
– Larry Wines, Acoustic Americana