Shaela Miller – After the Masquerade (Album)

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Canadian alternative-Americana artist Shaela Miller shares After the Masquerade. It chronicles her life journey, and elaborates on who she is as a person. Themes related to love and loss surface, and the lyrics don’t really hide anything. In terms of styles, there’s plenty of variety. Miller sometimes opts for a melancholy slow ballad, and other times, she delivers something like psychedelic retro-electro. The album has been produced by Graham Lessard (Stars, The Barr Brothers, Timber Timbre, Charlotte Cornfield, Basia Bulat). It’s aimed at fans of Weyes Blood, Sharon Van Etten, and Angel Olsen.

Highlight after highlight here. With its big synths on top, Start A Fire is an opener to remember. But less explosive tracks like Of Roses and I Can’t Love are also needed, as they make the musical tension less intense.

The title track stays among the most impactful tracks on the album. It discusses a topic that isn’t often discussed – but one which affects many people. Miller emphasizes how misinterpreted consent leads to feelings of shame and helplessness. Having her speak about this is so powerful and hopefully will promote more dialogue in society.

Mourning Tonight is another track that’s exceptionally sincere. Miller wrote it while she was grieving the loss of a dear friend. Feeling much sadness in such a situation is more than normal. It feels almost as if the world paused for a moment. You probably struggle to navigate your emotions.

As you might have noticed, Miller really put her heart into the album. You’ll get to meet the real her. After the Masquerade is one for in the books. Check it out below!

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