What are your names?
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
My name is Kane Miller, I’m a singer-songwriter from Lakefield, Ontario in Canada. I started playing classical violin and piano when I was 7 and picked up a guitar in high school. I started releasing my own music in 2011 and now I’ve teamed up with Grammy-Winning producer Femke Weidema, releasing my single, All We Need, in August 2018 and now Could It Be this past October.
What made you go in to music?
When I was 7, I saw some local fiddle players performing at school which led me to want to play violin. I’m not entirely sure how that led to classical violin but my Dad has always played piano and keyboards and had us listening to classical music from a pretty young age. I started writing my own songs after hearing Damien Rice’s O for the first time. From there I knew that that was what I wanted to do.
Are you a signed?
I’m currently collaborating with, producer, Femke Weidema and her label LV Music.
Your latest release is out ‘Could It Be’, tell us more about it.
Could it be is a song that’s about this blurry and confusing time at the end of a relationship where you sit down and think about all the good, and bad, things and you kind of get stuck in this looping thought of hope, for it to continue, and despondency.
What was the writing process like?
I wrote this song about a year ago and, kind of, tossed it aside. I had the verses but no real chorus. I took a trip down to Nashville last summer and worked it out with my producer and came up with a chorus and a different bridge, which really brought the whole song together.
What was the recording process like?
The recording process was really great! It was just the two of us, my producer Femke, and I recording a few songs together. Super laid back. I actually had a bit of a cough going on at the time and struggled on some of the falsetto parts, which was infuriating, but we both walked away loving the song.
What is the message you want listeners to take from the single?
Hmmm. I don’t know. I haven’t really thought about that much. I guess, I hope, it’s a song that shows that we all go through the same thing.
Describe the single track in two words
LISTEN TO COULD IT BE BELOW;
Will we see a EP or Album and if so what can we expect?
Yes! I’m going to have some more singles coming out over the next several month followed by an EP.
What else can we expect from you this year?
This year is ending pretty soon but I’m planning to release one more single before Christmas.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Actually, no. But I’m always hopeful and open.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Totally! I guess they could contact me through social media or LV Music.
Do you play any instruments?
Yep! I play a few instruments and a few so poorly that I’ll never admit it I grew up playing violin, piano and guitar.
Who are your influences?
Big number 1 is Damien Rice, I love everything he writes. Josh Ritter and Sufjan Stevens are also very high on that list.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I get inspiration to write from everywhere. How I’m feeling that day, what I’ve done in the past week or even something someone said to me. I was getting my hair cut recently and the barber told me a story about him and his partner that has really stuck with me, still trying to figure out the song for that one.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I have no idea! This past year, with releasing new songs, and collaborating with Femke, has been so crazy and amazing. So much has happened that I couldn’t even imagine a year ago so I’m totally excited and engrossed in the ride.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I pretty much spend all of my time on music. I play my music, I play some violin still and when I’m not playing I do sound and recording for other groups. I do have a group of friends that get together every month or so to play board games so that might be my main escape
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
When I was 16, a friend of mine gave me a copy of the album O by Damien Rice. Delicate is the first track and that first note is probably what really influenced me to go at this.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
My Mom always tells me, “You already have the No.” Meaning, it can’t hurt to ask for something, without asking it will automatically be a no but you may get a yes if you do ask. Something I’ve been trying to do more of recently.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be super easy to work with. Maybe one day we can get only brown M&Ms but you need to collaborate with everybody and without other people, especially fans, there is no being an artist.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Music is Life
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Anybody who knows me will laugh at this. There is a pub within walking distance to my house called The Canoe and Paddle (@CanoeAndPaddle). Super friendly place where I’ve played several times and love going.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
Home/Canoe and Paddle
2/ Who do you see first?
3/What do you eat first?
Good Question. Usually I get home at a weird time after driving all night from the last gig. I would say homemade bacon and eggs and really homemade coffee (Finally not hotel coffee!!!)
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Only one thing, a huge debt of gratitude towards everyone who came out to the gig. I couldn’t do anything without people at the shows so that is all that matters.