Singer-songwriter Renée Millner celebrates new music with a tour

Renée Millner is performing at Space Studio and Gallery this Friday. Photo / Provided

Talented and soulful Australian singer-songwriter Renée Millner based in Taranaki, recently released her EP ‘Fly Me Back’, and this Friday she is bringing her music to the Whanganui Women’s Network.

“Fly Me Back” is a collection of songs characterized by Renée’s distinctively smoky vocals and lyrics that resonate, empower and hypnotize. It includes emotive singles “Not Ok”, “Out Their Windows” and “Fly Me Back”, as well as “So Much”, a “moving soul-folk anthem of resilience”, according to Under The Radar. It also features the previously unreleased single “Cambodia”, a powerful and beautifully written song about resilience.

“This song was written after my first trip to Cambodia before the pandemic, inspired by a woman who shared her story of grief and loss during the war,” says Renée. “I didn’t know much about the history of the country, but I learned so much about the genocide that happened there. It was very humbling and reminded me of my time in Bosnia and Herzegovina – the incredible resilience of the people was impressed on my memory.I ended up completing a Masters in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and worked in that industry for several years while living in Melbourne.

Recorded with Sam Johnson of Rhythm Ace Studios, the EP’s production shines. This successful partnership between producer and artist has resulted in the exploration of new sonic territories – notably with the singles ‘So Much’ and ‘Fly Me Back’, which have a more pop-electronic sound that amplifies Renée’s talent in as a folk singer-songwriter and showcases his versatility.

A famous performer, Renée has a series of special shows, featuring Wellington multi-instrumentalist Jarrod Bakker (keyboards).

The details:
What: Renée Millner celebrates the release of her new single and EP.
When: Friday, November 18, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Whanganui Women’s Network, 75 St Hill St.
Tickets: $25.