They now welcome a left-field pop earworm into the world in the form of new single ‘Check Up’.
Whilst the band’s self-released 2017 EP Hydration Station and milestone 2019 single ‘Somebody Better’ explored past relationships and interactions, this new single finds lead singer and lyricist Jacob Thomas switching his vision more inward, after a formative experience on the trio’s Los Angeles writing trip made Jacob take stock of who he really is.
The intensely personal subject matter was expanded by Jacob with drummer Jay Stewart & bassist Tamon Mashimo after a few warm-up sessions on their last LA sojourn, this particular mid-trip collaboration being alongside respected producer Colin Brittain, who’s been able to enable unique and remarkable moments for some of the world’s most revered modern acts. Grounded in funk and R&B sensibilities informed by artists Jacob was inspired by at the time - namely the psychedelic pop of Tame Impala and the rainbow-soaked melodies of Kacey Musgraves - while remaining fundamentally pop, reflecting the specific dynamics of The Million.
With a reputation as a must-see live act, The Million are a band arriving at a point of true transparency with their growing fanbase both online and IRL.