A year ago, Bea Miller embarked on her most ambitious and personal journey yet, and invited fans to accompany her every step of the way. With the release of chapter one: blue (sadness), the precocious singer/songwriter launched a series of new recordings tracing her creative and emotional progress in vivid color, literally and figuratively.
Chapter two: red (redemption) and chapter three: yellow (self-discovery) followed, as Miller strove to “constantly be in communication with the people who listen to my music,” as she explained at the outset. That quest has now come full circle with her second album, aurora. Arriving just weeks after her 19th birthday, it features all the material on red, blue and yellow, plus five new tracks, charting Miller’s remarkable evolution from a talented teenager into a mature and confident artist and woman.
The album’s title refers to the goddess of the dawn, who renews herself every morning, spreading flowers (a prominent image in the album art). For Miller, the figure of Aurora signifies women’s empowerment – a timely topic that has special resonance for Miller right now – and the album represents the new beginning her process has allowed. (The word aurora also refers to southern lights and their great displays of shifting colors, tying into the coding of Miller’s chapters.)
“I’ve gone through significant changes,” says Miller. “A lot of that has to do with my age, but it’s also been a matter of writing and expressing so much, and being able to share that with other people. Releasing these songs the way I did, I could really see my own growth. I have a time capsule now, of what was happening in my life and in my head.”
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