There have been a few copies of this song bouncing around from blog to blog, and after reading another article on her solo release, I figure I can turn my anticipation into a post. The estrogen lead of red hot Canadian band Stars is preparing for the launch of her solo album, Honey from the Tombs. There is a free song up for download on the web, though only for a limited time, so here are the first sounds of Amy Millan‘s solo efforts for you. Quite a resplendent song, actually.
[MP3] Amy Millan – Skinny Boy
Despite the swooning Millan creates with her voice, she shed some personal light on the album in an older interview before Stars became a nuclear hot commodity over the last year.
Interviewer: I read that you have a solo album coming out this year, have you started recording that?
Amy Millan: Yeah, we’re working on release dates. It’s songs I had before I even joined Stars five years ago, so it’s not like it’s come from something. I haven’t really had any time to do anything other than play in Stars. There’s no song that’s younger than six years old on the record. So it is a solo project but it’s a project that I’ve had since before I joined Stars, and I just really needed to put the record out.
I: Do you still feel connected to the songs even thought they are so old?
AM: I’m calling the record “Honey from the Tomb” because [the songs] are so old, but I still love them. Like they are my children.
I: Is it gratifying to finally be able to release those songs?
AM: It’s sort of nauseating actually. But it’s gonna be great. It’s complicated to try to balance everything we do all the time — Broken, Stars and this — but I plan on playing folk festivals when I’m 45, so that’s really why I’m putting the record out.
So there you have it, straight from the beehive of Amy Millan herself. Be sure to check out her album when it hits Canadian shelves on May 30… and pray for a small solo tour that incorporates your city.