We had an absolute blast a few months back at SXSW in Austin, where we actually had our very own stage, the Baeble Bounce House (great name, we know) that featured some of the most talented rising artists and bands out there today. One of those artists that we filmed for all of you who couldn't make it to Austin was Tor Miller
, a New York-based singer who brought the house down with his smooth soul and powerhouse vocals. Miller has been gaining some major traction since the release of his debut EP Headlights
last year, and he is currently prepping the release of his debut record American English
, out September 30.
Miller showed off his chops with some songs from Headlights
plus a couple previews for American English
. With an infectious voice, a sound with plenty of soul and swagger, and lyrics all about growing up with the crust punks and back alleys of New York city, Miller and his backing band deliver a unique sound that is reminiscent of 1960s soul, Frank Sinatra, and Billy Joel all at the same time. Miller sure made our little stage in Austin feel like a smoky New York jazz and soul club from the 70s, and you'll be popping your head within the first minute of this solid set.