Having come from humble beginnings in working class Wales, L.A.-based artist Jamie Miller has become a breakthrough pop star with widespread international success. After just one EP and a handful of singles, he has exceeded 1 billion streams – including 350 million+ for Here’s Your Perfect, a #2 hit on Spotify’s Global Viral chart – leading to acclaim from artists including Sam Smith, BLACKPINK, Kelly Clarkson, P!nk and Jennifer Hudson. He has now dropped new single Empty Room ahead of the 4th October release of his second EP The Things I Left Unsaid.
If there’s a song that acutely captures the regret that comes with the things that were left unsaid, it’s Empty Room. Supported by sparse keys and dramatic beats, Miller’s beautifully powerful voice shares the raw, heartfelt emotions that followed the passing of his beloved grandmother. That was eight years ago, but the grief he expresses in the song is just as touching, overwhelming and instantly palpable as it must have been at the time. His lyrics possess a poetic simplicity as he sings, “I’d tell you that I love you, I miss you I wish you were here / Maybe if I shout it loud enough you might hear.” He also paid tribute to her with a recent post on social media.
Of the song Miller says: “I wrote this song about not being able to say goodbye to my nana before she took her last breath. But over the last couple of weeks seeing how much it’s meant to all of you truly gave me so much love and that’s why I’m putting it out, so thank you.” The 26-year-old, who caught the UK’s attention appearing on The Voice UK in 2017, wrote Empty Room with the track’s producer duo Colin Foote and Alex Borel (Dean Lewis, Kygo) plus solo artist Riley Biederer and Ricky Manning (Dylan Matthew, Johnny Orlando).
The Empty Room visual is just as affecting, with a simple performance video which demonstrates that Jamie is channelling a flood of emotions. Check it out below:
Empty Room joins No Matter What and Maybe Next Time in previewing The Things I Left Unsaid EP. In 2022 Miller was at a low point, but the love of his family and friends reminded him that he was too good to give up his dream. Instead he embraced his new independence, looked deep with his inner emotions and pain, and channeled everything he learned into The Things I Left Unsaid, by a distance his most vulnerable collection of songs to date. Collectively it shows that there can be light at the end of the tunnel, so join Jamie to discover what’s waiting over the horizon.