Snake Charmer 3:150:00/3:15
Toxic Town 4:110:00/4:11
As a Cloud 1:430:00/1:43
Promise of Spring 5:260:00/5:26
Where Is God 6:410:00/6:41
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Demo Reel - Performance & Composition Highlights
Official Music Video
Live Performance Videos
Emily Millard is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Vancouver BC whose unique blend of art-folk has been called “inventive,” “haunting” and “beautifully ethereal.” Alchemically combining poetry with vintage keys, steel strings and found-instruments, Emily braves the space between silence and sound with her unmistakable voice.
Over the past twelve years, Emily has released eight records under her birth name Emily Millard, as well as under the moniker Miss Emily Brown, and as part of chamber-pop band Morlove. In October 2016 she released By Heron & By Season which charted in earshot's National Top 50.
Written on a remote island on Canada’s west coast, By Heron & By Season is a colourful journey into the depths of memory and dreamscape. Produced by Sandro Perri and captured by engineer John Raham, the album features some of Canada’s most innovative instrumentalists including violinist Jesse Zubot (Tanya Tagaq), cellist Peggy Lee (Veda Hille), drummer Dan Gaucher (Fond of Tigers, Woodpigeon) and bassist Colin Nealis (Andy Schauf, Aidan Knight). From the wildly percussive “Snake Charmer” to the magical musical forest of “Hunter,” By Heron & By Season is an intimate and courageous exploration of inner and outer nature.
This LP comes after the first release under her birth name, the March 2016 single “Paradise,” a collaboration with Martyn Heyne (Efterklang), which continues to receive frequent airplay on CBC.
In 2010, Emily released In Technicolor, a folk-pop record based on her grandmother’s wartime diary. The album was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the category “Pushing the Boundaries” and took Emily to the top five nominees for CBC Radio 3’s Bucky Award for Best New Artist. Her 2008 debut release Part of You Pours Out of Me was named one of the top twelve albums of the year by Alan Neal, host of CBC Radio’s Bandwidth.
Emily has toured extensively throughout Canada and Germany, both as a solo artist and with a rotating band of eclectic and experimental young talent. She has shared the stage as both headliner and support with Jeremy Fisher, Alin Coen Band, Fred Penner, Royal Wood, Michael Feuerstack, Julie Doiron, Vetiver and many more.
Expanding her composition work into areas of commissioned works and film score, Emily's latest piece for voice and hand-crank music box "À la fin du rêve" will premiere at Scattered Ecstasies in Windsor in September 2019, performed by soprano Tara Sievers-Hunt. Her interdisciplinary performance "Unknown Rivers," written for vocal quartet and affected shortwave radio, premiered at Sawdust Collector Series in Vancouver BC in March 2019. Her modular choral composition "Ropesight" premiered at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity in Banff AB in August 2018 as part of the Resonant Bodies Fesitval Residency. Emily is currently working on her first feature-length film score.
Stream the album By Heron & By Season here.