Bo Milli – ‘How It Is’

Norway newcomer and indie-rock musician Bo Milli releases her second single ‘How It Is’

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Bo Milli image via Synne Sofi Bønes

Bo Milli releases an expansive and rolling indie-rock track, ‘How It Is’ as well as officially releases her debut single, ‘At the Wheel.’

Norwegian newcomer Bo Milli today releases her second single ‘How It Is’ alongside officially releasing her debut single, ‘At the Wheel.’ As the latest signee to MADE Management (Sigrid, AURORA) the track also comes with news of an EP due out later in 2022.

Co-produced by Odd Martin Skålnes (Sløtface, Sigrid, AURORA), ‘How It Is’ has an expansive sound that rolls through the three-and-a-half minutes. Bo Milli’s fresh and tender voice juxtaposed against the reeling chords make for a fantastic combination.

Speaking more on the original conception of the song and its lyrical inspiration, Bo Milli said:

“Originally the chorus was this tiny bit where I say “you know how it is” — a sort of anti-chorus undermining the idea of a thesis statement. This song is mainly made up of lines gesturing towards a vague dissatisfaction everyone seems to relate to, without really saying much outright. The second verse briefly references how this feeling and this way of writing seems to have been pervasive for a good while, as “that strokes hit” plays at some party. They debuted in 2001 with an album that I feel sums up this mode that a lot of music still operates within. Odd Martin came back to me suggesting the song have an actual chorus and when I messed around I found a riff I really liked, something kind of “big” in line with the original idea. I added a couple of lines I’d written while feeling horrible on a very long bus trip.”

Bo Milli’s new single ‘How It Is’ and B-side ‘At The Wheel’ are both out now, released ahead of numerous Norwegian festivals this year and a headline show at Landmark in Bergen on August 19.

Live Dates 2022:

August 19 – Landmark, Bergen – Norway (Headline)
September 15-17 – by:Larm, Oslo – Norway
October 22 – Kulturnatt, Haugesund – Norway

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