Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Mila Webb vibes out on the newly released title track from her forthcoming EP, out later this year via Perpetual Doom.
There’s something undeniably easygoing about Mila Webb. In her newest music video for song “Lucky Nights,” the title track of her forthcoming EP, this cool attitude is obvious in both the music and the accompanying visuals. Webb dances languidly, lip-syncing along to her steady-toned singing. The track is a 70’s throwback, but it isn’t simply paying homage to a bygone era. Instead, Webb invites us to join her in a totally new space where time moves slower—A space that is unquestionably chill, truly trippy, and absolutely beautiful.
To put it simply, “Lucky Nights” is mesmerizing. As the song starts, a slow-moving drumbeat is supported by a full guitar. Mila Webb lays out thought-provoking lyrics with clean vocals, singing, “Everyone has hunger / And no one’s ever satisfied. / Still, I won’t forget the way / It felt to have you on my side.” Eventually, soothing steel pedal ushers in the chorus, with Webb crooning, “You give me lucky nights.” Webb’s vocals are stunning: Her style lends itself towards the soft magic of old greats like Michelle Phillips, but with some sprinkles of contemporary indie legends such as Frankie Cosmos. When supported by the beautifully kinetic video (which is rife with fluorescent creatures, swirling patterns, and, fuzzy stars), the resulting effect of the ethereal audio paired with the kaleidoscopic images is pure nirvana.
The track (and presumably the upcoming record) is a star-studded venture. It was recorded and co-produced by Chris Cohen (Deerhoof) and features contributions from Harrison Whitford (Phoebe Bridgers), Max Whipple (Midnight Sister), Jay Rudolph (Weyes Blood), Will Canzoneri (Vampire Weekend), and Greg Hartunian. Beyond that, Webb has ties to well-known musicians in her personal life; her dad is Jimmy Webb, best known for writing iconic songs such as “Up, Up And Away” and “MacArthur Park.” However, Webb doesn’t fall into any of the common traps that usually ensnare children of the famous. She doesn’t fervently flaunt her familial ties, but she also doesn’t hide her connections. Instead, she is simply sure of who she is, which lends to a confident, self-assured vibe to her music. Her perceived relaxation is refreshing.
Of the song, Webb shares, “I was writing about the sort of restlessness and unfairness of being left wanting more when something dies.” She continues, “I felt I was able to crystallize a moment and let it be enough. I had an idea that I wanted it to be like a lullaby – something that carried me into a memory of feeling complete and full.” Create your own “Lucky Night” by checking out the video below.