Carmen Miller rereleases CD with new tracksWritten by Matt Liasse | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmen Miller’s new song “Let’s Go” pays homage to ’80s rock.
“When I was a little girl, most girls my age wanted to be Whitney Houston. I wanted to be Freddie Mercury,” she said.
“Let’s Go” will be part of a rerelease of last year’s album “Skin & Bones,” which will include two new tracks.
“I’ve been recording some material that’s congruent with the project,” she said. The rerelease will launch Sept. 28 during a release party.
Miller, a featured artist on the current Red Cross benefit CD “Red, White & You,” has enlisted her fans to help with the music video for “Let’s Go” on a Kickstarter campaign. She is looking to raise $1,500 by Sept. 15 at Kickstarter.com/projects/724351214/lets-go-the-video.
Pledges come with gifts: pledgers of $5 get a free download card for the single and $25 nets an autograph from the video shoot and a free copy of the “Skin & Bones” album. Anyone pledging $50 will have an opportunity to appear as a cameo in the music video. Miller said this provides her a chance to work with people who support the video.
She already has a concept in mind, which will be a spoof of hair metal music videos.
“Back in the day, everything was just so dark and wicked, so we’re going to bring some light to that whole genre,” Miller said. She hopes to spoof iconic music video moments of Iron Maiden and Metallica.
“I am a child of the ’80s,” she said. “I grew up on Van Halen and Bon Jovi … it’s a golden era of hair metal. This is an ode to all of that that I love. It’s been cooking since we started the song.”
The video will be directed by Mike Cullen of Cullen Park Productions and be filmed in Toledo.
Miller said the song is meant to be inspiring.
“It’s about reaching on the inside and finding the faith, courage and strength to push forward.”
The song, written by Miller, Robert Davenport and Matt Schmidt, started with a musical riff. She said the song-writing that followed was “organic.” Miller frequently uses the phrase “let’s go.”
“It’s my motivational saying,” she said. “Usually the first thing I do in the morning, after I read a Scripture or something, is to go on Facebook for a positive post for the day. It always ends with ‘let’s go.’ Every morning, before I inspire everyone else, I have to get myself inspired.”