Get Lost in the Escapism Qualities of “1k Miles” by Miliano

Hailing from Miami, Florida, Miliano is a rap/pop/reggaeton artist who has been making music for more than 10 years. Through his music, Miliano preaches self-confidence and consciousness, and hopes to promote that message to his listeners. His newest release, “1k Miles”, is a pop meets hip-hop crossover track that’s particularly refreshing right now.

The way Miliano has structured the track helps give the single something new and appealing. There's a sense of progression through various sections, a movement from quiet and spacious to emotional and fuller sounds. The hip hop aspect doesn’t fully kick in until the latter half. The song thrives on its own ambient sense of love and melodic development. Beautifully delicate and genuine sounding vocals throughout "1k Miles” let the underlying sentiments connect in a believable way, and the beat underneath this really helps build a near trip-hop-like aura that again brings home the meaning and honest intentions of the completed piece. The whole thing works really well. It's a song for lovers, with a hint of nostalgia, but a certain freshness overall. A great song to check out if you’re new to Miliano’s music! 

Listen to “1k Miles” by Miliano here

Welcome to BuzzMusic Miliano! We noticed you’ve released quite a few songs this year! How do you remain on track to write so consistently?  I'm pretty much writing lyrics, ideas, and song names all the time. i use voice memos all day and I usually just record myself freestyling in my car and later create a verse based on my freestyles. Also, I'm genuinely addicted to creating music and exploring new vibes. I'm basically just making/listening to beats 24/7 just because its my favorite thing to do, by far.

Do you believe that the way you intend to communicate your messages through your music is easily received by your listeners?

Yea definitely. I mean, my mind is always all over the place and I feel like I express different messages in each song I record. A lot of my listeners reach out to me about how they can relate to something I said in a song or about how they partied to a song of mine. So as long as they feel a type of way about it, I'm happy.

“1k Miles” was an incredibly versatile and catchy track. Where did you draw the inspiration to create this particular type of sound? Thank you. This song was dope to me because it was organic. The entire song was made in like 30 minutes and I freestyled the entire thing. I love freestyling because I don't overthink any of the lyrics so everything that comes out of my mouth is literally what I'm feeling right then and there. But the idea came from me loving this era of 808 oriented music. I always wanted to do my own heavy 808 twists on a classic chorus. I played some beats and finally heard one with a recognizable chord progression. By like the 5th note I remembered that scene from White Chicks where Terry Crews was trying to serenade the dude dressed up as a chick. So, I wanted to do my own version of that scene but not to a dude dressed up as a chick. That's cool tho...If you're a dude and dress up as a chick. But anyways, I got in the booth and laid down the same hook and then freestyled a verse. It ended up coming out dope and was a really fun process in general. How would you say that “1k Miles” compares to the kind of music you curated when you first started out as an artist?When I first started as an artist I didn't focus on expressing emotion as much as I do now. I used to get really lyrical and think about metaphors, alliteration, assonance, and basically tried to be as lyrical as Black Thought. He's the best lyricist of all time in my opinion. Then, I fell in love with Future's music and found out that he only freestyles. That's really what got me into freestyling so much. It was amazing to me how I felt Pluto's emotions on every song without even paying attention to the words. I don't do it for every song but sometimes I like to do it. So 1k miles is just me expressing my raw emotions a lot more than I did when I first started. 

It was awesome to be able to present “1k Miles" here on BuzzMusic! What do you think is next for you as an artist? Where do you hope to progress within the next couple of years?

I really appreciate you guys for it. Next for me as an artist is releasing my debut EP in 2020. This EP is a mix of thought out lyrical verses with raw emotional hooks. I'm excited about it because I've never really put out a consistent body of work so I think its a dope opportunity to show my true sound. Within the next couple of years, I hope I can inspire more people to feel confident about themselves and to not doubt themselves so much.