From Hamburg to Torbay: Introducing Milla

Joseph Bulmer

The Hamburg born singer-songwriter brings raw contemporary soul to new heights.

For many new independent artists, it’s common for there to be a period of disorientation as they find their feet in the world of music.

But for Hamburg born singer-songwriter Milla, her soulful self-assured sounds have arrived in a ready-made package with a confidence in her music which screams stardom, a result of being brought up surrounded by a musical family.

It’s clear that Milla has a passion for turning emotions into sounds and you can find the proof in her debut release: ‘Ex’.

She may be a fresh-face to the Torbay music scene, but she makes it clear that she’s here to stay.

I spoke to Milla about her latest single, her early influences, life as a musician in a pandemic and what’s coming next...

What’s ‘Ex’ about?

'Ex' tells the story about a break-up, due to cheating. It’s never happened to me personally, although I wrote the song after putting myself in the shoes of someone who had to live through that and tried to imagine how I would want to react to the situation.

Who did you grow up listening to?

I grew up with a lot of different musical influences, ranging from Kate Bush and Amanda Marshall to Fleetwood Mac and Heart. A lot of those influences are my mums' fault and I am very thankful for growing up as diverse as I did.

How have you found releasing music during a pandemic?

Due to the lockdown, the days in the studio are always like an escape and a distraction from what's going on in the world right now, so I really worship those hours. Of course, we are still being careful and wear masks. Like the rest of the world, we’re hoping for a change to the better soon.

What’s next for you?

There is definitely more music to come soon and I am still working on my music. I cannot wait for bars and clubs to open again, so I can play in front of a live audience once again.

‘Ex’ by Milla is available to stream now via YouTube and you can follow her musical journey on Instagram: @millamakesmusic