Witty Nashville-based alt-pop artist and multi-instrumentalist Maggie Miles, who relishes comedic relief in dealing with the awkward coming-of-age years of her life, grew up on the soulful vocals of vintage artists like Stevie Nicks and Ann Wilson but has found 90s grunge to be a major source of inspiration as of late. In her music, Miles addresses the conflicts of life through sharp-hitting lyrics textured in alternative rhythms with pop sensibilities that paint a compelling picture of our imperfect existence. The contrast of her jangly sounds and perceptive lyrics are a result of her commitment to connectivity through the honest expression of the human condition. She explains, “I make music for the utter reason alone that I need to create something for myself that makes sense when nothing else around me does.” She meshes all of her influences together with pounding, anthemic instrumentals to create a sound that’s all her own. Over the last year, Miles has released a series of earworm-y singles, and we have all of them on repeat.
We asked the prodigious talent to make us a playlist featuring songs of hers along with others that, as she says, “lend some inspiration for me on some creatively cloudy days! I love anything from some chilled out indie rock, to poppier beach drivin’ tunes. I think this playlist encapsulates that sound for me.”
Check it out: