Up and coming rap artist Milky is using his unique musical talents to reach out to anyone who has lost a parent with his new, emotional debut song ‘I Miss You Mum’, releasing on Monday 7th June.
In his new track, Milky shares a heartfelt insight into life without his mum. His impactful lyrics describe the grief and pain that he has dealt with since losing her, but also the warmth and protection he has felt from her presence in difficult times, particularly during his recovery from a long-term battle with drug and alcohol addiction.
“I’ve always wanted to write a song for my mum after losing her when I was seven years old,” says Milky, “but I never even started until after I got out of rehab.
“Now I’m clean and sober, I’ve dealt with it for the first time in my life, emotionally. I didn’t get counseling when I was a kid and maybe I should have had that. My life spiraled out of control, I was pushed and pulled from pillar to post by family members. It was a hard time and all I wanted was that one person to give me a hug, and that was my mum.”
Milky is passionate about reaching out to people who have been through the same struggles as him. His eclectic and free-flowing style pairs perfectly with the range of stories he tells in his music, taking inspiration from the things he’s seen and the things he’s been through. He calls ‘I Miss You Mum’ the most powerful song he’s ever written.
“This song is for anyone that’s lost a parent, or someone close to them, that needed that guidance.” Says Milky.
“When your parents pass, they will always be with you everywhere you go and I know that now. I lost my dad as well when I was in rehab and I can feel him with me all the time, especially during the dark times when I’m alone. I can feel something there.
“This song has helped me turn negative to positive and I just want to let the world know about my mum and make her as proud as I possibly can. Through this song and this video, my mum will be seen.”
‘I Miss You Mum’ is out now through We Are Not Saints - a record label working exclusively with artists in recovery - and available on over 150 streaming platforms including Spotify, Itunes, Amazon Music, Youtube, and Deezer.