Take Your Life More Seriously by Emily Milling
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Take Your Life More Seriously Emily Milling’s debut comedy music album. It’s written it with the intention to give listeners a break from how serious life can get – whether it’s an important event, drama at work, or something that they feel nervous about, but will ultimately get them closer to their dreams.
“Five years ago I was stuck in a dead end 9-5 job that didn’t value me, and I would listen to music at top volume on the drive home in rush hour, just for a chance at feeling anything good. I’m so happy I had music like “I’m On A Boat” from The Lonely Island – the clash of context between the seriousness of the delivery of that song, with the absolute absurdity of the lyrics is how I realized that I didn’t need to take everything that was going on so seriously.”
– Emily Milling
There are 10 tracks in the album:
- Grown Up
- Neglected Winter Coat
- Pizza Party
- Anything Is Possible
Take Your Life More Seriously is the recipient of a CANCOM grant, specifically created to support Canadian comedians through the onVIVA platform.
The album was written using Ableton (digital audio workstation) along with a Microkorg synth, and Yamaha digital piano. The bulk of the writing was done over the last year, but in total the album took approximately 3 years to come to fruition.
The album also features several awesome performers on different tracks, such as my co-lead singer on Ghosts, Jo Anne Tacorda.
In addition to Jo Anne, the other members of comedy troupe Big Chick Energy Sketch also performed on Neglected Winter Coat (Julia Jones, Sam Sexton, Alicia Carrick), and Emily’s step-dad Paul Phillips has a featured guitar solo on this track. Emily’s uncle Dan Milling contributed piano for the song Confession, and her mom Cindy Milling sang the mom part in Grown Up.
“Overall I’m very pleased at how much the album incorporated some of the most creatively influential people in my life!”
– Emily Milling
Beginning September 15, Emily will begin to release bi-weekly music videos to accompany each track of the album, starting with Grown Up. Each video will stream on the onVIVA platform for 30 days exclusively, before being released on Emily’s personal YouTube channel. The videos will include an entirely different creative crew, most notably, Toronto director Justin Decloux.
Reviews + Press:
“Check this album out if you like funny stuff and also really catchy songs!!!!!” – The Discover Tab
Emily Milling Talks TAKE YOUR LIFE MORE SERIOUSLY and Soul-Sucking Day Jobs – Geek Girl Authority