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Genevieve Miles explores emotional depths in brilliant new indie pop EP 'So heavy, so hard to hold'

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Bristol and Birmingham-based musician Genevieve Miles delivers a mesmerising tapestry of indie-pop mastery with her latest EP, "So heavy, so hard to hold," following the success of her charismatic single 'Tough Love.' This dreamy and innovative collection of six songs serves as a poignant reflection of emotional weight and growth, penned during a pivotal time in Miles' life.

Crafted in 2020 during a period where the burden of emotions seemed insurmountable, these songs became an emotional refuge for Miles, encapsulating feelings too weighty for a single soul to bear. Now, at 24, facing new trials of loss and grief, Miles finds solace and guidance in her past creations, a testament to the timeless resilience of her artistry.

"These songs have been my companions through thick and thin. Written during a time of emotional turmoil, they've been a source of solace and wisdom. In moments of current grief, revisiting these creations feels like finding a hand to hold. I hope this EP resonates with others, offering comfort and a reminder of their inherent worthiness."

The EP unfolds with 'Beer In The Fridge,' the focal track, a poignant portrayal of a relationship suspended between idealised memories and stark reality. Miles' tender vocals, accompanied by an autumnal acoustic guitar, weave a narrative of longing and bittersweet retrospection. The track seamlessly evolves, shifting from stripped-back introspection to a tapestry of whimsical melodies, floating violins, and percussive nuances—a metaphorical awakening from the confines of the past to the horizon of possibilities.

Throughout the EP, recurring motifs of dreams, nostalgia, hope, and emotional evolution permeate the lyrical landscape. 'Ocean' unveils dark nuances intertwined with The XX-style textures, while 'Tough Love' infuses '80s synth and reggae elements, offering a kaleidoscope of sonic diversity. 'The Past' emerges as a sun-soaked anthem of hope, 'Good' challenges societal norms with funky diversion, and a reinterpretation of George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' adds a nostalgic touch.

Each track unfolds like a chapter in a deeply personal yet universally relatable narrative, inviting listeners into a world where vulnerability and strength intersect, making this EP a must listen this month.

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