Photo by Taylor Ballantyne

Miles East unveils ‘Lucky To Be Here Tonight’

"This track is an homage to those individuals and moments that, against all odds, affirm the beauty of living amidst global turmoil"
5 February 2024

Ahead of Second Album Between Lightning and Thunder

Miles East, the ​NYC-based emotive singer-songwriter, has been enchanting audiences globally with the new single from his forthcoming album, Between Lightning and Thunder.​  This track has already garnered over 100,000 streams and received widespread praise on four continents. The latest single, Lucky To Be Here Tonight, offer another insight into his lush musical universe.

Lucky To Be Here Tonight transcends the boundaries of mere music; it’s an ode to the enduring spirit of humanity and the sacred bonds that illuminate even our darkest moments. East muses, “This track is an homage to those individuals and moments that, against all odds, affirm the beauty of living amidst global turmoil.”

Scheduled for a June 7th release, Between Lightning and Thunder delves deep into the stormy seas of a faltering relationship. The album acts as both a guide and a companion through these emotional tempests, signaling potential hazards and providing solace of hope. From hopeful beginnings to serene conclusions, the journey it outlines is rich with moments of introspection and redemption.

The album benefits from the detailed craftsmanship of Blake Morgan in the roles of producer, engineer, mixer, and master, creating a distinct sound that draws comparisons to Beck’s ‘Sea Change’ and Paul McCartney’s ‘Ram.’ It resonates with the heartfelt narratives of Iron & Wine, the deep soul of Ray LaMontagne, and the storytelling precision of Jason Isbell.

Photo by Taylor Ballantyne

Originally making his mark as a top session and touring drummer in New York’s dynamic music scene, Miles East steps into the spotlight with vocals, acoustic guitars, and drums. Joined by Morgan on bass, electric guitars, keyboards, and backing vocals, and the multi-talented Justin Goldner on electric guitars and baritone, the trio crafts a sound that is both innovative and intimately familiar. East remarks, “Reuniting with Blake was natural, but introducing Justin’s exceptional talent into the mix has broadened our musical landscape in the most exciting ways.”

After the acclaim that greeted his debut Ghosts of Hope, Miles East’s Between Lightning and Thunder is among the most anticipated releases this year. Lucky To Be Here Tonight signals an evolution in East’s artistry, further establishing him as a significant figure in modern music.

With the impending release of Lucky To Be Here Tonight on January 30th via ECR Music Group, this single is expected to be yet another landmark in the continuing growth of East’s career, offering listeners a prelude to the emotional and musical depths of Between Lightning and Thunder.