By Morris Mills
|2||Sex & Money|
|3||She's Always In My Hair|
|5||I Melt With U|
|1||Don't Cry Jamie|
|2||Do U Believe In Love|
|3||U & I Should B 2Gether|
The 3rd album follow up from the 2018 “Protege” Album
Morris set’s the tone of funk/rock with a nostalgic Album with a modern twist screaming 80’s-90’s and current times.
A masterfully and brilliantly done 10 track album with French Interludes weaving between songs gives
another fascinating appeal of love and spirituality. What’s most
captivating this body of work how hauntingly and beautifully
expresses through lyric, textures and execution. Particularly “Don’t
Cry Jamie” it’s well crafted as if Morris embodies the essence of
His journey is evident in The Dawn, the multi-talented musician’s most self-actualized work to date. Melody Charles from SoulTracks likened Mills’ sound to that of the late, great Prince while highlighting his personal range. Also noteworthy is the album’s thematic range from love and protest to “Sex & Money,” The Dawn’s bluntly titled second track
With its masterful production, matching that of Mill’s Soul Patrol award-winning studio release “Beautified” (2011), combined with the artist’s undeniable growth, The Dawn is sure to generate nomination buzz following its fast-approaching debut.
If you yourself are a Purple Funk Soldier and need a brand new fix of music that oozes funk, love, and freedom, then I definitely think you should pick this album up! The album drops on April 19th, 2019.
An eclectic artist with Texas roots, Raised in Chicago Suburbs Broadview
Morris Mills created big buzz with his 2005 soul-funk debut, Love and Coffee. In-between studio works (“James’ Girl,” “Beautified”), Mills has since played alongside the likes of Leela James, Raphael Saadiq, and Angie Stone, establishing himself as a promising presence in the ever-evolving genres of funk and soul. With roots in both Texas and Chicago, Morris Mills naturally grew into life as a musician. He instinctively gravitated towards the complexities of Chicago’s famous music scene, while using it as a survival tactic in face of family and societal struggles and as a means to thrive into his own as an artist. Compelled by his artistry, he took the next step in his career by moving to L.A.