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Dynamite by Miller Yule – Video Premiere

20 September 2022 | 11:29 am | Mallory Arbour

'Dynamite' is out now!

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New Zealand Americana artist, Miller Yule recently announced his debut album, Let It Burn – due for release on September 30 – as well as his latest single, Dynamite  out now. You can watch the explosive new video, premiering today in this Countrytown exclusive.

Dynamite lights the fuse and explodes into his up-coming body of work that perfectly captures how he continues to stay true to the artist he is, musically and lyrically. While doing so, he still manages to develop his sound and style into a stronger, more mature songwriter.

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Dynamite and the remainder of Let It Burn was recorded at Roundhead Studio A, with additional recording done at Big Pop Studios, both in Auckland, NZ by Scott Seabright. The album was mixed by Clint Murphy at Roundmead Studios, UK, mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound Mastering, Nashville and produced by Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Melanie C, Opshop).

Miller explains the story of the album, "Let It Burn is explosive, emotive, invasive, passionate, and fiery! It will give you that pumping, kickstart, upbeat vibe as well as those slow-burning, passionate and reflective feels. Let It Burn covers the journey of fire. From the spark to the flame, becoming engulfed to dying out, smouldering smokey embers to ash and dust.

It's a body of work that captures my life in my twenties. The good, the bad, the highs, the lows, the falling in love, the heartbreak, the regrets, the depression, the fulfilment, and the emptiness, being lost to being exactly where I was meant to be all along! Simultaneously exciting and terrifying, this was my twenties… along with everyone else!

Releasing this album is the final cathartic act of letting go of these experiences and letting it all burn away. You can't erase the past, but you can let go, let it be and let it burn. You can accept everything for what it was, who you were and who you’ve become from the experience, the struggle, and the transformation. This is life and this is Let It Burn!"

Miller began playing the drums at age 11 and dreamed of being in a rock band so much that he would organise his own tours of local primary schools and dress up as a combination of his musical heroes to perform. Shortly after picking up the drums, his older brother taught him how to play Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes on the electric guitar. Finally, his father’s record collection of Bob Dylan, Dire Straits, Elton John, and Bruce Springsteen inspired Miller to begin his own musical journey in 2016.

His introductory folky-pop EP, Shoot Me In The Heart debuted at #4 on the New Zealand Albums Chart. He played every instrument on the EP and it was recorded and mixed by Miller and his producer/engineer father, Phil Yule, which earned them a joint NZ Music Award nomination that year. The EP’s folk-pop and honest song writing aesthetic proved popular with legendary American songwriter Ben Harper who asked Miller to join him on his 2016 New Zealand tour.

His 2017 single Diamonds opened the door and shed a light on a rockier sound and development to Miller’s songwriting. This dirtier, edgier side of Miller complemented his dynamic live performances such that in 2018 he released a 7-track live music and video EP (Miller Yule Live). 

Miller received New Zealand On Air music funding for his 2021 single Lock Me Up. Evergreen followed in early 2022, and they both received a great response in New Zealand and Australia.

Watch the video below!


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