Australian songwriter, producer and composer Jackson Mico Milas, who rose to prominence with indie pop outfit the HIGH HIGHS and as a composer of numerous TV and film scores including Tim Minchin’s acclaimed Sky Atlantic drama Upright, will release his debut solo EP on 7th August. First single “For Every Coast” is out now. Watch the video here:
The 4-track EP documents Milas’s journey as a musician and composer, focusing thematically on displacement and loneliness. Having settled in different cities around the world, he felt it should reflect a sense of isolation that he’d felt in each city, focusing on the fact that this forced him to collaborate remotely with friends and musicians across the globe; something that is becoming increasingly more prevalent.
The title track, out now, explores the warmth of a relationship and the coldness of distance. Directed by Louis English and Mitch Green of Tourist, the video follows Milas wondering through an abandoned house and fields in a hazmat suit. “Something unspoken has happened” he explains. “I really liked the idea of singing such a fragile and intimate song from behind glass. We made this video in 2019, long before the COVID pandemic. Obviously the imagery now has a very real connection to our lives in 2020. It’s a strange feeling. We hope it brings you some light”.
Having explored a myriad of genres throughout his career, including with the indie-pop outfit the HIGH HIGHS, which saw him tour internationally with the likes of Vampire Weekend and Empire Of The Sun, and as an award-winning composer of film and TV scores, Milas is now delving into his most intimate styling yet with the For Every Coast EP – an accomplished 4-track collection that blends acoustic, alt-folk and jazz.