“Stunning…utterly timeless. New York City-based singer-songwriter Miles East is a truly formidable talent.”
“Echoing the deeply nostalgic vibes of retro guitar rock and stylish pop bangers, East’s music is a unique expression…hinting at the classic sound of pioneers like Paul McCartney and Beck within East’s brand of indie melodic pop-rock.”
—Indie Rock (UK)
“Completely immersive, stripped-back and slow-burning, East’s latest delve into melodic rock is a delightful addition to his already impressive and extensive discography.”
—Music Is To Blame
“With the poetry of James Taylor, the flair of Paul McCartney, and a bit of something completely incomparable, East has devised a sound that is inimitable. From desperate franticness to flowing hopefulness, the new album navigates the good, bad, and ugly of love.”
—The Other Side
““Captivating. The warming vocals, twangy guitars, and serenely underlying acoustics complement gripping lyrics…heartrending.”
Miles East is riding high—the debut single from his forthcoming album Between Lightning and Thunder has won him a newfound audience, garnering over 100,000 streams and glowing press coverage on four continents. Now, the singer-songwriter is set to release the album’s second single, “Lucky To Be Here Tonight,” on January 30th.
Of this new single, the songwriter says, “‘Lucky to Be Here Tonight’ honors the places and people in our lives who, in defiance of circumstance, still make it a blessing to live in a world seemingly falling down around us.”
Miles East’s highly-anticipated second album Between Lightning and Thunder (out June 7th) is a voyage through the dark waters of a relationship in crisis. Some songs serve as distant beacons of light guiding the voyager through that darkness, while others are the dark water itself, portending imminent danger or its ever-present threat. The voyage begins with a promise couched in desperate optimism, and ends with a redemption profound in its quiet simplicity.
Produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by acclaimed artist/producer Blake Morgan, Between Lightning and Thunder navigates a sonic landscape mapped by the longitude and latitude of Beck’s Sea Change and Paul McCartney’s Ram. Its songs summon recollections of Iron & Wine, Ray LaMontagne, and Jason Isbell.
Following more than a decade atop New York City’s recording scene as a premier session and touring drummer, Miles East (vocals, acoustic guitars, drums), was joined in the studio only by Morgan (bass, electric guitars, keyboards, backing vocals) and polymath and multi-hyphenate musician Justin Goldner (electric guitars, baritone) for this new record. “Blake and I have worked in the studio together countless times—as we did on my first record,” explains East. “But we wanted to add a new flavor to the stew this time with Justin, who is as accomplished and stunning a musician as you’ll ever have the privilege to meet. The resulting aural stew, its scope, and depth, is an exquisitely rich one rendered by only us—three musicians.”
East’s first album Ghosts of Hope was heralded as “[A] sparkling debut” by No Depression, and “Haunting” by Vents Magazine. Between Lightning and Thunder arrives June 7th 2024, with second single “Lucky To Be Here Tonight” out January 30th on ECR Music Group.