Miles Bonny may be living off-the-grid these days, but it hasn't stopped his music from being consistently on point. Over the years, the singer/songwriter/musician has carved out a niche for himself with several solo projects and singles, wooing us with his organic vocals, jazzy flugelhorn and hip-hop sensibilities. Of course, he scored extra points for hooking us up with an exclusive peek at his "Miister Man" tribute to Prince. But we digress....
His collaborative efforts have been equally impressive, whether creating sonic bliss with his sweetheart Shhor or linking up with creative masterminds like Anthony Valadez, Suff Daddy and Freddie Joachim. But one partnership in particular deserves a special mention for the way it has blessed our headphones and speakers over the past week. Bonny and longtime friend/collaborator Ta-ku recently revealed a project almost 10 years in the making named Let It Out.
Based on their previous work together, we already expected something great. But this exceeded our expectations and left us hoping for a second volume of their synergistic soul. Ta-ku's production here goes beyond infectious beat loops and futuristic grooves. He creates an immersive listening experience tailored to accentuate the silvery tones of Bonny's horn. Miles poured his heart and soul into the vocals, making his emotions palpable as he shares the intimate lyrics recorded while he was going through a difficult time. From the inspirational opener "The Future's Today" to the sweet lullaby "As You Sleep On My Lap" (which was originally written a few years ago for his (then) baby girl), it's a healthy dose of feel-good music that we just can't get enough of.
According to the artist, Let It Out was created "for anyone whose daily lives calls for a much needed dose of personal reflection and chilled-out decompression." In other words, it's for everybody. Stream the EP below then support good music and download your copy via Bandcamp. Afterwards, keep up with Miles Bonny and catch up on his vast catalogue of music by visiting his website.