1 Avril 2021
From UNITED KINGDOM •
Rainy Miller is a multi-disciplinary artist and label owner hailing from Preston, England. Subservient to the northern city in which he was born and raised, the region’s near forgotten underbelly is sewn into the fabric of Rainy Miller’s life. The desire to put his city on the map and showcase its stories has driven the Preston native to share the perspectives seen and heard all around him. One track at a time, Rainy Miller is disproving the belief that places like his hometown are nothing but a cultural vacuum.
Rainy's new EP 'A Choreographed Interruption' is influenced by a choreographed performance undertaken by 32 different bus drivers at the Preston Bus Station, one of the most renowned, if not the most renowned landmark in the City. It also serves serves as an overview into the research of how he handled grief with his father.
“Meridian, 1520 was birthed when we're on tour in Brighton. The song name is borrowed from the film Paris, Texas by Wim Wenders. Meridian, 1520 is the hotel address in which the child is returned to his long lost mother by his father. This had striking similarity for me in terms of the imagery for obvious reasons, but the main point is the absolution of the past, and the ability to move forward, the lyrical content throughout the song is about letting go and written from many perspectives, it’s written from the standpoint I had of letting go of a romantic relation at the time and absolving myself of ill thought, but it also acted as the absolution of all love that had passed in my life, and the daily battle and struggle we face in the ongoing task of healing ourselves, and letting the people who let go, attempt to find peace within themselves, this is the final stage of loss.”
“The video for Meridian, 1520” serves as the battle of self when dealing with love and loss, and this is shot in the Preston Gracie Barra gym, the video depicts a sea of people sparring and fighting but is littered with good gestures with no ill intent, it is the perfect setting for the metaphor of that battle of forgiving and letting live, but also fighting with the grievances you may feel. It was shot using a friend of mine from home who I have been around since I was four years old so the contextual link to home is ever so strong, and even if all the context exists solely for me, it still exists.”
The local Prestonian possesses a seemingly DIY approach to the arts, primarily as a musician, but isn’t bound to the term. Rainy Miller holds a heavily embellished view on context and perspective, homing in on the belief that “technicalities can be learnt, and perspective is something every one of us holds unique; just like DNA.” It’s this belief that sees the artist striving to push the boundaries within contemporary popular music, creating without limiting himself to any given genre.
Shares new track Meridian 1520, out now on Fixed Abode
taken from new EP 'A Choreographed Interruption'