Listen: Nicole Millar - Wait
Puns aside, Nicole Millar's first solo single has been well worth the wait.
Despite being only 22 years old and not having a single original under her belt, vocalist Nicole Millar is one of the most in-demand artists across the Australian music scene. Having collaborated with everyone from Peking Duk (High) to Cosmo's Midnight (Phantasm) to Golden Features (Tell Me), as well as providing vocal supports to RÜFÜS and The Kite String Tangle, the Sydney vocalist is taking the next step of her career, moving to the front of the stage for her first original single, Wait. Produced by Dan Farber, well-known for his quick-paced remixes for Mad Decent and Dim Mak, Wait is a soother of a debut, heavily showcasing the vocal capabilities of Millar and puns aside, it's well worth the wait. The single takes advantage of Millar's 'poppy' style voice, with the vocalist's triumphant chords flexing over a uplifting yet at the same time, slightly glum beat, with guitar licks and throbbing percussion swirling across the atmospheric vibe of the production. Labeled as one of the 'artists to watch' at this year's EMC Play conference, it's obvious with Wait why Millar is a vocalist in such high demand, with her soaring chords and vocal personality making her one of the best in the game and perfect for drowning out the rest of the world (including crying newborn neighbours, from experience).