After MILCK’s first single, “Devil Devil,” hit over 1 million streams on YouTube, landed on multiple TV shows and films including The Royals, Marco Polo, Lucifer, and Pretty Little Liars, and garnered her a spot on Shazam’s Watchlist, the Los Angeles-based artist found that her rebellious voice was gaining momentum. Her next single, “Quiet,” to be released via iTunes and Spotify on January 18th, feels perfectly timed as our newly elected leader has sought to silence any criticism he has faced and his egregious comments about women and minorities continue to circulate. WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “QUIET”
“Quiet” is a rally cry for men and women to not be afraid of their truth. It is MILCK’s self-proclaimed “thesis,” which she wrote as a rise against her own history of physical and sexual abuse, alongside pressures to fulfill commodified standards of beauty. “With this song, I feel like I’m finally allowing my truest inner self to be expressed,” she says. “In this time of fear, propaganda and discrimination, it is critical for our individual and collective voices to be heard. With this song, I’m saying I am NOT the woman who is going to stay quiet where there are figures who promote oppression. I want to encourage others to give a voice to whatever they may have silenced, political or personal.”
MILCK (born Connie Lim) will be joining The Pussyhat Project in Washington, D.C. this Saturday, January 21st, for the Women’s March. There, she’ll perform “Quiet” with 25 other female singers of all different backgrounds and ages in acapella “flash mob” choral performances. 14 of the singers are members of George Washington University’s GW Sirens. The women will be serving as Pussy Power Women, wearing bright pink backpacks and distributing Pussy Power Hats.
Additionally, MILCK has launched a campaign called #ICANTKEEPQUIET. Her goal is to start a million “one woman riots” through song and virtual sharing/storytelling, in an effort to raise awareness against abuse of women and minorities. To encourage others to vocalize whatever they may be holding inside, MILCK has launched a project website, icantkeepquiet.org, as a place to collect and share personal stories from people who have decided they no longer want to stay quiet about something important to them.
Proceeds from the #ICANTKEEPQUIET merchandise will benefit the Los Angeles chapter of Step Up, an empowering nonprofit that provides after school and mentorship programs for underprivileged girls ages 13-18.