Shaela Miller’s years spent doing good country music work are safely etched into public consciousness. A turn at this point is by no means an undoing, but a welcome lead into new waters. Miller’s rising profile is being amplified by a sonic reintroduction to one of Canada’s best voices and most sincere stage personalities. On the heels of exploring a new sound, years of top-tier festival circuiting, TV placements like HBO’s True Blood, CBC’s Heartland and many other accomplishments, Shaela sets aside (at least for now) her Loretta Lynn likeness in favour of the synth laden corridors of a new sonic pathway.
Shaela's forthcoming album “After the Masquerade”, is a self-indulgent trip back to a world of music she’s been patiently waiting to explore. The record was produced by Graham Lessard (Stars, Timbre Timbre) and recorded at Studio Bell in Calgary’s National Music Centre. Released on Canadian upstart Neon Moon Records, it’s a binary of “country and new wave that sees the two contrasting styles collide in dazzling fashion” (Plastic Mag) – a collision of genres that helped rear a young songwriter years ago.
“Songstress Shaela Miller brings a fusion of country and new wave music that sees the two contrasting styles collide in dazzling fashion. Pairing pulsing bass synth tones, atmospheric drums, delicate Americana instrumentation and her utterly stunning vocals, she delivers a hazy sound that’s as catchy as it is innovative. - Plastic Mag