There are a handful of tried-and-true words we use when talking about music. Introspective, reflective, and musing quickly come to mind. Usually these words are paired with ominous, brooding, or melancholy. One might think that artists remain in a constant inconsolable funk. However, music, much like life, is often about perspective. Instead of miring in a depressive world, self-evaluation with an upside of hope is a clear theme for Florence born, Austin based singer/songwriter Giulia Millanta’s upcoming (October 16) seventh solo album Tomorrow Is A Bird. Each song brings new emotional exploration of the human existence and a confidence that life can and will be better.
On her latest single, “Castle In The Clouds,” Millanta challenges us to be inspired. Like an anthem in optimism, the song dares us to take that first–possibly wild–step away from what’s holding us back and toward the visions in our hearts.
“Come on, do something crazy!” Sharing her purpose behind the song, Millanta encourages us all: “Walk down the street, run, follow the sound of your feet…it’s never too late to be child-like and live an extraordinary life. Or you can keep doing the same things over and over, day in day out and feel uninspired. The choice is yours”
Millanta’s message benefits from her powerful, never-forced voice that carries a tone of ingrained resolve. As the song builds, her vocals get a boost of dramatic flare as you can feel determination building. The instrumentation pairs wonderfully as it grows from a steady guitar riff and drum beat to a swell of strings and choir-like background vocals.
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “Castle In The Clouds” from Giulia Millanta. You can listen to the song on the SoundCloud below. You can also pre-order the album Tomorrow is A Bird as well as her soon to be published book, Between the Strings, here.
You can also watch the lighthearted music video for “Castle In The Clouds: