Leaving Home

Album Released On: Jul 22, 2011
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release description

Riverside, California native T. Mills is releasing his album Leaving Home for free on July 22nd. An audible snapshot of his growth since 2010's Ready, Fire, Aim!, T. Mills packs a gang of styles into his songs by channeling his childhood heroes - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Blink-182, Nirvana - and mashing them with current inspirers Placebo, Massive Attack and The Teenagers. The result: feel-good music that spins pop on its head.

"I'm the most proud of this body of work. This is the most excited I've been to drop music," explains the 22-year-old, née Travis Tatum Mills. "This whole record is a transition."

Touting contributions from Colin Munroe, Neal Pogue and France's So Fly & Nius, the project is the outcome of 140 songs recorded in Los Angeles pared down to a solid 10 cuts. Synth-splotched beats cozy up to his journal-mined rhymes, evidenced on the smooth "Hollywood" and revved up "Fuck 'Em (With My Vans On)," a song that rocks even harder during his stellar live show.