Anthony J Milan’s music is a beacon of hope, woven with tales told through an orchestral folk canvas. His compositions resonate with his own struggles and aspirations, aiming to kindle connections within and beyond. An early musical baptism by his aunt Lynn, who penned “A Blessing Called Anthony,” laid the foundation for Anthony’s musical journey. Raised on a diverse musical diet ranging from the Beatles to Queen, he explored various genres, but it was the grandeur of classical, the intricacy of jazz, and the sincerity of folk that etched their mark on his own creations.
In 2017, Anthony unveiled his debut EP, “To Grow,” a mosaic of styles showcasing his versatile songwriting prowess. The title track, “To Grow,” pulsates with bluegrass vigor, while “More to Me” delves into soulful pop balladry. Subsequently, Anthony’s sonic palette expanded, incorporating ambient sounds to anchor his songs in specific times and places, be it the patter of rain, the whisper of the wind, or the hush of conversation. These elements envelop his compositions, enveloping listeners further in the narrative.
Though live performances are rare for Anthony, his focus is on digital creativity – from podcasts to videos, and most notably, his upcoming album “That is the Question.” This project promises a gradual unveiling of tracks over the next two years, commencing with “Anyone Else” in May 2023. The recent release, “The Shade of the Mountain,” unfurls a tale of a man yearning for more in life but paralyzed by fear. It takes the warmth of community to illuminate his path forward. This song is but a glimpse into Anthony J Milan’s larger musical tapestry, a realm where hope and melody intertwine.