Millar's debut EP, Are You Kidding?, is out now!
Images: Tiffany Williams
Following on from her take over of MILKY's Instagram account last week, Aussie singer Nicole Millar has answered your questions, as well as tackling MILKY's signature rapid fire round.
Earlier this year, Millar released her debut EP Are You Kidding?, allowing listeners into her world and bringing raw and expressive notes to each track. Speaking of the EP, the singer shares: Writing this EP was really fun and was a little challenging at times, Covid threw a curveball and I had to think of new ways to write all of the songs on the EP were written in my house in Sydney. I wrote songs sitting on my couch, walking through the hallway, and then took the tracks in the studio with my favourite producers."
“I’m constantly learning more about myself as a person and artist over the years and exploring new genres/ sounds I think from listening to my EP you will be able to hear the journey I’ve been through.”
How involved are you when it comes to styling for your music videos and imagery etc?
100% involved in stying for my music videos and imagery this is very important to me I always work closely with stylists and directors.
What's your favourite movie soundtrack?
Favourite movie soundtrack that’s a tough one, but I’m currently watching The White Lotus and the soundtrack for that is pretty cool.
Favourite Olympic event if you have one?
I’m more of a winter olympics gal I grew up in Canada so I love Ice Skating.
What is your favourite song that you've written for another artist?
Favourite song I’ve written for another artist is probably All 2 U by Manilla Killa.
How long do you work on a song before you decide if the idea is going to work or not?
I can easily stuck in my head and overthink an idea so it’s best to just write as much as you can in the first 30 mins of writing it and then go back and forth on it for a week or 2.
What songs are you working on today?
Songs I was working on today would be for my next project I posted a quick demo on my Patreon account if you want to have a look.
Dream artist to work with?
The song that was the hardest to write?
Probably my latest - Dying To Forget listen closely haha.
Do you have a pre-show ritual?
My Pre show ritual is try and hype myself up I’m naturally a shy person so I need a glass of red wine and hip hop music.
Favourite artist you've collaborated with?
Favourite artist I’ve collaborated with is Chiiild.
Favourite song off your latest EP?
Favourite song of my EP is Are You Kidding.
Favourite song from the 90’s?
I don’t have a fave but love No Doubt.
Photographer: Tiffany Williams
Stylist: Hunter Blue
MU: Samantha Lee
MILKY RAPID FIRE
I don’t have any major influences but I’m influenced by people that are self made people that are not afraid to be themselves.
Album that has had the most impact on you?
I feel like The Chicks - Home was an album that got me through my childhood. I used to play it loud on my cassette player locked inside my room.
How do you define your musical style in 3 words?
Honest, Edgy, Pop.
Best song of 2021 so far?
Smoke Hole - Sad Night Dynamite.
Hannah Montana or Miley Cyrus?
A song you would love to cover on tour?
Mystery Lady - Masego and Don Toliver.
Album you would listen to on repeat on a road trip?
Chiiild - Hope For Sale.
First concert you went to?
Best concert you have been to?
First album you ever bought?
Would you rather be a Spice Girl or a Backstreet Boy?
If you were a Spice Girl, what would your spice nickname be?
Most memorable show you’ve ever performed?
Touring with Troye Sivan, that was epic.
Guilty music pleasure?
Not sure if it’s guilty but I love Dido.
What advice would your current self, give your future self, for a year from now?
To not be so insecure and not be afraid to speak up.
The moment you knew you wanted to be a musician?
I always loved singing but I wanted to be an actor/dancer. It wasn't until I was about 16 I knew singing was it.
Are You Kidding is out now!