Myles Lloyd is an R&B singer from Montreal, Canada. His vocal presence and songwriting is filled with a careless emotion that can be defined as vulnerable, honest and when at its best, confusing. Filled with complex stories and real-life scenarios that have haunted Myles over the years, his music acts as a release when his thoughts are finally transformed into lyrics.
Myles’ latest single “Running On You” narrates feeling exposed in a situation that you’re not comfortable with. The track sees his lyrics and emotions forming from facing his fears head on; resulting in his realization of needing to do some self-introspection.
“My upcoming project will be filled with new sounding flows and melodies. A full year of creating my own sound has been the most satisfying thing to do. What attracts me to a song when listening is the confidence and I feel I’ve gained a lot in the past year of non stop creating. I was always a very closed off artist and did my own thing but after working with a bunch of producers and just travelling more made me more open. The experiences I made had a huge impact on this upcoming project and I can’t wait until I share it all.”
Sonically the song is rich in R&B tones, ambient synth pulses and sexy guitar riffs that add a rawness to the track. The song develops into an engrossing pre-chorus with vocal layers and soft drum claps dissolving into a tunnel of emotion leading into the chorus.
“Running On You” is an intimate experience oozing in honesty and an unguarded shimmer showing us a more sensitive and unfiltered side to the songwriter. His vocals are compelling with his lyrical melodies making for a hypnotic, affecting experience.
The track emits a sun-soaked warmth, inspired by his time in Los Angeles. The listening process is delicate and personal with Myles explaining that if you listen alone in solitude, “you can either imagine I’m talking to you or talking about my situation to you.”
“‘Running On You’ came about in Los Angeles a year ago in a casual studio session in the Valley. My engineer Christopher Valenzuela played a couple of his beats and once I heard something that stuck out to me I went to writing and recording instantly. The rawness of this track felt perfect for my first release after taking some time to build and strategize for a year.”
Over the years Myles has been strongly influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Drake and Prince. Racking up an impressive three million streams for his previous releases and garnering acclaim from the likes of Elevator, Source, Revolt and Hip Hop DX, to name a few, Myles Lloyd is rapidly becoming an artist to watch for 2021.
is rich in R&B tones, ambient synth pulses and sexy guitar riffs that add a rawness to the track.
Myles Lloyd has racked up an impressive three million streams for his previous releases and garnered acclaim from the likes of Earmilk, Live Nation’s Ones to Watch, Elevator, Source, Revolt and Hip Hop DX, to name a few.
How many hours a day do you spend making music?
I spent pretty much every hour of my day working on music. I’m either working on music talking about music or thinking about music.To me that is all a part of the process of creating. Sometimes I even dream about music. I find time for other stuff but music just seems to find its way to get involved somehow in every scenario. Slowing down my process would only make me have to get inspired over again and back in the mood. Writer’s block is real but only if you stop writing.
Who are your all time musical icons?
My musical icons would have to be Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Prince and Drake.
What are some things to do to keep your inspiration alive?
Listening to the growth of my own work is the most inspiring thing for me to do. Seeing where I was mentally then vs now is insane to think about but to hear it in your own voice is magical.
Something else that really keeps me motivated is having conversations with people that are destined for greatness. Like my manager Ryon Simon has shown me the ropes in this industry and continues to guide me on what it’s gonna take to succeed. Every conversation with him makes me want to make another song just so we can analyze it again and continue to be different and raise the bar even higher.
Who are you binge listening to these days?
Recently i find myself listening to a lot of “THEY” and “Giveon” records
Favorite movie or TV show?
Favourite movie would have to be The Prestige or Memento
What’s the future looking like for you?
I look forward to the future. What I see for myself in the future is to be doing everything I’m doing now but on a higher scale.Continue to spread my energy in these songs and continue to pursue what i love to. My plan is to be the biggest and the best. If that wasn’t my plan then I’d just be cheating myself.
Who inspires your style and aesthetics?
I Love the 90s style. 90’s style music and clothing in my opinion was the best. The 90’s Prince’s style has always been my favorite. So carefree and confident. That’s the energy I look forward to putting out there.
What is the achievement or moment in your career you are the most proud of and why?
An achievement I’m proud of would have to be locking in a show pre covid lockdown. Sadly it didn’t go through but it was still a great feeling to be called for that opportunity to perform.
An amazing moment that I feel will change my musical life forever would have to be filming three music videos for this project. Seeing the songs come to life in video form really made me appreciate the art of making music even more. There’s nothing like watching a blank canvas become what it becomes out of thin air. From a beat, to the lyrics, to a film.