MILCK Was Anything But Quiet At Identity LA; She Was A One Woman Riot Review+Photos: MILCK @ Identity L.A. 2018
LOS ANGELES, CA- Connie Lim, who writes and records under the name MILCK, has been in the game for more than a decade, but, it was her single “Quiet,” a song she released three days prior to last year’s Women’s March in Washington, D.C., where she had gone viral and has since become an icon for the lost, brokenhearted and displaced.
“I can’t keep quiet / A one-woman riot,” she sings in the anthem.
Angsty and tough, Lim’s music speaks to those who may feel lost, displaced or broken in this world. With captivating lyrics told through looping guitars, heavy drumbeats and driving basslines, her music is incredibly deep and meaningful, with a sound that would find its place among current indie and alternative playlists.
At 30-years-old, a singer-songwriter and Chinese American woman, MILCK was in disbelief when she signed to major label Atlantic Records last year, where she has since then released her debut EP This Is Not The End.
A one-woman band and new artist on the rise, MILCK uses her music as a vehicle and voice to talk about things the mainstream doesn’t. In songs like “Call Of The Wild,” she inspires and motivates others to rise up, singing in a hauntingly strong voice, “I can hear the call of the wild / Holdin’ out for me / I have to listen.” In her EP closer “This Is Not The End,” her breathy and captivating vocals shine over mesmerizing guitars and anthemic drumbeats. In “Devil Devil,” her lyrics are dark and haunting yet hold a calm power — something her feminine companions would strongly identify with and feel are much needed during these times.
This past May, MILCK was recognized by Councilmember David Ryu and the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in Los Angeles as one of 14 Asian Pacific American female activists and advocates highlighted in the #TogetherWeSpeak campaign, Portraits of Asian Pacific American Female Activists, featured at DCA’s Bridge Gallery in City Hall.
As MILCK famously said at last year’s Women’s March in Washington, D.C.: “It’s about helping people who have felt silenced reclaim their power.” MILCK only continues to speak and transcend those boundaries through her life and music.