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Pip Millett candidly shares her creative and personal growth on When Everything Is Better, I’ll Let You Know

"When Everything Is Better, I’ll Let You Know"

Release date: 21 October 2022
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18 October 2022, 13:30 Written by Bethan Eyre

Confidently entering a new stage in her life, Mancunian singer-songwriter Pip Millett documents her nurtured journey to the present, through the silky vocals and compelling lyricism consistently exercised by the artist.

When Everything Is Better, I’ll Let You Know, is the embodiment of Millett’s long-awaited debut record, following a series of stellar EPs and singles released by the artist over the past 4 years. Her most recent project came in 2021 with Motion Sick this polished EP firmly put her name on the map alongside celebrated mainstream names in the R&B/soul world, like Jorjia Smith and SZA.

Pip Millett’s distinctive take on neo-soul beams bright on the record, accomplishing the perfect blend of vintage and current R&B sounds. Full of texture and richness, Millet's vocals and instrumental accompaniment conducts a sound gleaming with soul. Influenced by powerful female forces like Joni Mitchell and Lauryn Hill, she’s embraced elements of their fierce, dynamic spirits as well as their musical adventurousness throughout the album.

Telling fragile stories collected over the last few years, her song writing reveals the juxtaposed feelings that come with life’s highs and lows. Whist remaining optimistic, forever finding light at the end of the tunnel, Pip uses music as an outlet to creatively work through her pain and trauma. In doing so, her innate strength and awareness of her self-worth radiates on tracks like "Walk Away: as she proclaims "I think it’s in my nature / My love is not a favour / I’m doing way too much / That’s why I have to cut you off."

What ties this album together so admirably is the incorporation of numerous interludes woven into the narrative. The four interludes (five if you include the intro) individually act as pit stops to regather and reflect on the messages being sent by Millett on each track, as well as connecting them piece by piece. "On Reflection (Interlude)" provides the listener with a minute or so to just enjoy the rhythm and flow of her sound, without needing to analyse or absorb what is being said.

With When Everything Is Better, I’ll Let You Know, Millett articulates the joyous feeling of letting go, and allowing yourself to proceed independently with life on your own terms. This is her own immersive way of telling us that things are indeed better now.

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