Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Peanut Butter Lovesicle Frontman Timmy Miller Continues to Piece Together The 303 Construct with Acoustic-driven "Missing Pieces" & Reggae-indebted "Thinkin' Bout It" (self-released)

"'Missing Pieces" is more of an interlude type track. I had the acoustic guitar part for about a year and I came up with the backing vocals around the same time, but nothing creatively really came to me after that. A couple months ago, I re-visited the track and since recording it, a keyboard came into my life, so I decided to try some different sounds overtop of what already existed. The second half of the song has a heavier Electronic beat with the same first verse vocal and I really like the switch up from acoustic to heavier Electronic—it's very interesting to me and although it's a short one, I like what it does from beginning to end."

- Timmy Miller on Friday's "Missing Pieces"

Ocean City, New Jersey native, Timmy Miller, who has since re-located to Denver, Colorado and started working for the National Park Service, released two more tracks from his forthcoming solo debut, The 303 Construct this past NEW MUSIC FRIDAY; "Missing Pieces" and "Thinkin' Bout It" are actually the third and fourth tracks from what's shaping up to be quite an eclectic mix of Reggae, Funk, Hip-Hop, R&B, and guitar-accented Rock. "'Thinkin' Bout It," for me, is a favorite style-wise, but definitely one of my biggest strays out of my comfort zone. I love Reggae and always wanted to record a Reggae-style tune but this track definitely takes more of an R&B/Hip-Hop feel with the straight beat hi-hat, as opposed to some syncopated Reggae rhythm you would hear on any of the classic Roots Reggae bands like Culture or [Toots & The Maytals]," Miller fittingly described Friday's fourth released track. "This song was conjured up starting with the bassline and I immediately knew I wanted it to carry a sexy vibe, the bassline reminded me of some [Ginuwine] 90's R&B song... but I have no idea which one. The more I played around with the vocal ideas, it became very apparent to me that the vocal also needed more of a sexy storyline approach to it and also that a Dub-style delay was going to be needed in parts. I really wanted it to take on some Sublime-esque moments," Peanut Butter Lovesicle's frontman continued. It's currently unclear exactly when (or if) The 303 Construct will be released in complete full-length form, but for the time being, it appears as though Timmy Miller intends to unleash a track or two each Friday afternoon; so, with that said, stay tuned to this space in the coming weeks, as it'll be interesting to see and hear how this all unfolds!

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