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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Steve McQueens release new single, 'Mila Ascending'

07/17/2021 03:54:35 PM

The Steve McQueens has recently dropped a new single titled Mila Ascending.

Released under Umami Records, Mila Ascending is the first song off its much-awaited album, The Observer. This track comes in time for the band's recent celebration of its 8th year in the music industry. The mercurial band went directly from touring Japan and the Asian festival circuit into the studio to record this collection of new music which simultaneously invokes alternative R&B, chill-pop, 60’s Motown, and nu-soul. 

In over almost a decade, early listeners say Mila Ascending is their best yet: balancing unique forms, ear-catching sounds, and clever storytelling with an accessible pop sensibility. And come this past 16th of July, fans of their electrifying live sets will be happy to re-hear the song in a canned recording. 

Asked about the song’s title, keyboardist Joshua Wan answered in the typical cryptic form: “Mila Ascending is about the 3 cornerstones of maturing: Expectations/maintenance, thinking vs feeling, failure and eating cow tongue. Coincidentally, these also apply to cheese…”

About the album’s direction, the band said in a statement, “I think one of our goals was to capture the energy and intimacy of live performance, to make the music really speak, and to allow restlessness to pervade that would let you hear something different at every listening. We think of that as the ‘tilt’ – chords that don’t go where you’d expect, sections that morph and discarded beats strewn everywhere that kinda throw you off-balance a little. I mean, what's the point of so much predictability? Or maybe we’re just borderline sociopaths; it’s hard to say.”

The Steve McQueens' new album, The Observer will be released on 16 September 2021, with its launching concert taking place on the same date at The Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore. This will mark the band’s fifth studio release, featuring eight new tracks inside.

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