Release Date: Aug 22, 2006
Record label: Arts & Crafts
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Before she became the shimmering voice of Canadian indie heroes Stars, Amy Millan lived with members of bluegrass band Crazy Strings and it's her old roommates' influence - and presence - that shines through her debut solo album. Her themes of love, loss and loneliness, are nothing new, and nor are the songs, written between 1990 and 2000. But Millan has never sounded more enchanting or as exposed, oozing resignation as she relinquishes her grip in Losing You, woozily sinking to the bottom of a glass in Pour Me Up.
Amy Millan has already proven herself a talented indie pop singer with her bands Stars and Broken Social Scene, so the fact that her voice carries over so well to other genres should come as no surprise. In her debut solo album, Honey from the Tombs, Millan explores her folkier side, with songs (all of which were written long before her Stars days) that tell tales of lost love and regret, an acoustic guitar and her own layered vocals her only constant companions. Not that the album is a lonely affair: Millan enlists plenty of help to help fill out her sound.