National Music Centre (NMC) is pleased to present Shaela Miller's After the Masquerade album release tour live at Studio Bell.
Shaela's forthcoming album After the Masquerade is a self-indulgent trip back to a world of music she’s been patiently waiting to explore. Recorded in National Music Centre’s studios, the record was produced by NMC's Graham Lessard (Stars, Timber Timbre) and released on Canadian upstart Neon Moon Records. It’s a binary of “country and new wave that sees the two contrasting styles collide in dazzling fashion” (Plastic Mag) — a collision of genres that helped rear a young songwriter years ago.
About Shaela Miller:
Shaela Miller’s years spent doing good country music work are safely etched into public consciousness. A turn at this point is by no means an undoing, but a welcome lead into new territory. Miller’s fast-rising path is set to be amplified by a sonic reintroduction to one of Alberta’s best voices and most sincere stage personalities. On the heels of a 1st Place Project WILD finish, years of top-tier folk festival circuiting, TV placements like HBO’s True Blood, and many other accomplishments.
Early dreams stay in the blood. Pulsating drum beats meet ring-spun synthesizers balanced by steel guitar professions as the listener is introduced to a captivating story. The listener should take comfort in feeling a little tense, but this is no sleight of hand. It’s all from the deep well of emotion where Shaela lives as a songwriter. Where dreams go unspent, the host can be left to wither. Take a small comfort knowing that Shaela is guiding her own career path as every artist should – with no fear of expectations.
In this new venture, Shaela Miller explores uncharted territory, experimenting with a sonic palette that diverges from her country and roots origins. After the Masquerade promises to be a musical journey that transcends traditional genre boundaries, taking listeners on an exciting ride through a world of dreamy synthscapes and the evocative resonance of pedal steel.