By Vasco Dega
Now becoming prolific, in her output of emotive and powerful alt-pop songwriting – Suffolk-Based songwriter Amy Milner has a deep talent for bringing emotional depth to music in a way few others can. Her brand new EP Big Bad Thoughts is a collection of powerful, emotive pieces of songwriting with lush, production atmospherics.
Working alongside producer Tim Larcombe, Amy has been releasing beautiful soundscapes for the last two years. Her incredible work has lead to support from 6Music, Beats 1, and plenty more. The new EP ebbs and flows between anthemic, rousing pop anthems such as Wildside and Big Bad Thoughts – To chilled, piano-led emotive tracks such as Closer.
Amy explains: “Big Bad Thoughts is a story of dark and light, channeling a positive message and championing human strength through adversity. It acknowledges how worries and anxieties stored up inside our own heads can be overwhelming, while urging us to remember that there are always people who want to care for you, to help make things better. It does not show weakness to lean on someone else’s shoulder or accept a helping hand; it might be the first and most important step back in the right direction.
Working on the tracks for this EP between Brighton and Real World Studios near Bath, Tim and I took inspiration from a wide array of sources ranging from Massive Attack to Lykke Li’s Wounded Rhymes album, and a dramatic scene from Twin Peaks featuring a Nine Inch Nails song called “She’s Gone Away” – we had a LOT of fun putting it all together! “