EP of the Week: Jake Miller 'Rumors'
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:29:47
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Rising pop star turns out a new collection very much worth talking about.
Jake Miller scores EP of the Week with Rumors [Warner Bros. Records]. The second major label release from the South Florida native sees him once again infuse pop with a singular and soaring fire of his own. Last year's Dazed and Confused EP spawned popular singles "Dazed and Confused" and "First Flight Home," both of which quickly became fan favorites and also further solidified this dude as somebody who needed to be on everybody's radar. Right now, he's crisscrossing the United States on his Dazed and Confused headline tour. It's the perfect place to get introduced to the new tunes from Rumors.
The title track kicks off the fun with its unshakable bounce and Miller's spirited delivery. Once that hook hits, you won't forget it. Across Rumors, he brings a hip-hop swagger into pop music, giving just the right amount of attitude to those big bombastic melodies and hooks. "Shake It" stands poised to get bodies moving everywhere as this budding superstar confidently struts into the club with a danceable gem worth treasuring. Finger snaps propel "Selfish Girls" with a spark of soul as he paints a vivid lyrical picture.
Watch the Music Video for "Rumors"
However, it's "Sunshine" that shows Miller's brightest side. The anthemic refrain is immediately striking and sticky. It's the perfect conclusion to the EP, leaving on a fittingly sunny note. Miller has it all. He's got a distinct spirit that's immediately impressive, and he knows how to carry a massive tune. Those are a couple of the many reasons why he's bound for superstardom.
Jake Miller on Tour:
Jul 17 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Jul 18 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
Jul 19 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Jul 21 Bogart's Cincinnati, OH
Jul 22 Amo's Southend Charlotte, NC
Jul 24 Beacham Theatre Orlando, FL
Jul 25 Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jul 26 Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, FL
Jul 28 The Loft Atlanta, GA
Jul 30 Dazed and Confused Tour Columbus, OH
Jul 31 Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI
Aug 01 House Of Blues Cleveland, OH
Aug 03 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Aug 04 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Aug 05 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS
Aug 06 Slowdown Omaha, NE
Aug 08 The Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Aug 09 House of Blues San Diego, CA
Aug 10 Slim's San Francisco, CA
Aug 11 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Aug 13 House of Blues Anaheim, CA
The 'Rumors' EP from Jake Miller is available on Warner Bros. Records.