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.