Amsterdam-based newcomer Jana Mila signs to New West, album due

Jana Mila the Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter, has signed to New West Records and will release her debut album, ‘Chameleon’, on 30th August 2024. The 10-song set was produced by Todd Lombardo and recorded in Nashville. ‘Chameleon’ draws from a wide array of sources, entertaining new ideas on every song: Laurel Canyon folk, Nashville country, and ‘70s rock.

For Mila writing songs is her means of finding and sustaining her identity. She says, “The album is a conversation with myself, a way of getting to know myself better. There are little fears woven into every lyric, but there’s also advice to myself. I’m writing to find a better part of myself that has some wisdom”.

Art work for Jana Mila Chameleon

Mila grew up in a household devoted to playing and teaching all kinds of music: her mother sings Brazilian music, her father plays saxophone in big bands, and her brother studies Indian music. After playing shows around the Netherlands for a couple of years, she was taken under the wing of Ilse de Lange who arranged a songwriting trip to Nashville in June 2022. Just a few months later, she was back in Nashville recording ‘Chameleon‘ at Lombardo’s home studio.

‘Chameleon’ will be available across digital platforms, CD, and coloured vinyl. A limited to 200 Rosie Red colour vinyl edition including a red 7” flexi disc featuring a demo of ‘Like Only Lovers Could’ will be available via Rough Trade. ‘Chameleon’ is available for pre-order via New West.

Mila has put out the album’s first single ‘Somebody New’ of which she says: “There was a moment not too long ago when suddenly all these suppressed emotions came to light and turned my relationship upside down. I found myself trying to soothe the growing resentment towards me, even though I was the cause of it. A day later, this song seemed to almost write itself.”

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London based self-diagnosed music junkie with tastes extending to all points of big tent americana and beyond. Fan of acts and songs rather than genres.
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