Mil's Trills' 4th all ages album, Let It Out!, is an urgent effort to combat stress and anxiety among youth suffering from damaging long-term mental health effects of the pandemic. This collection of fourteen original disco and funk-inspired grooves, mantras, and coping mechanisms will help all ages identify, accept, and process difficult emotions such as anger, sadness, and fear in positive and affirming ways.
Let It Out! is written and performed by Amelia “Mil” Robinson in collaboration with family musician peers primarily from the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community including Divinity Roxx (Beyonce), Kymberly Stewart, Uncle Jumbo, Pierce Freelon, Uncle Devin of WEE Nation Radio and Lindz Amer of Queer Kid Stuff. It also features a number of children, including Amelia’s nephew Yaniv (age 10) and some of her students: Tallulah (age 11), Monate (age 11), and Augie (age 11), a young poet who wrote the bonus title track “Let It Out”. Let It Out! is produced by GRAMMY-winner Dean Jones (select tracks co-produced by Divinity Roxx, Uncle Jumbo, and Pierce Freelon) and was recorded at the artists’ homes and in-person at No Parking Studios in Rosendale, NY.
Following three critically-acclaimed records, Let It Out! is Mil’s Trills’ most personal and vulnerable album yet. Written in an attempt to self-soothe during the distressing toll of the pandemic, Robinson - a self-proclaimed “neurotic New York Jew” - is all too familiar with stress and anxiety, having spent years healing from a lifetime of deep internal conflict around identifying and expressing emotions. Her hope is that this music resonates with youth who are struggling to accept themselves as their authentic, “messy” selves. In reference to the messages underlying her music, Amelia shares that “we each have the power to deconstruct old harmful narratives, and write new healthy ones that promote self-compassion, radical empathy, and understanding.” The album follows the release of All One Tribe (also FYC), celebrating the rich culture and diversity that Black voices bring to Family Music, which Robinson co-produced.
PUBLISHER: Amelia Robinson Publishing
DISTRIBUTION: MillyMoose Records via Ditto
© 2021 Amelia Robinson Music, LLC
Got A Feeling (feat. Divinity Roxx) | 3:21
How Does Your Body Feel? (feat. Kymberly Stewart) | 2:14
Let Me Have My Feelings (feat. Pierce Freelon) | 3:02
Feelings are Fascinating | 2:27
Disco Rain (feat Uncle Jumbo) | 2:44
Agree to Disagree (feat. Yaniv Robinson) | 0:49
Small Specks | 2:11
Punch a Pillow (feat. Uncle Jumbo) | 2:13
Back to the Breath | 3:13
I Wanna Know (feat. Uncle Jumbo) | 3:26
My Own Person (feat. Monate Diaz and Tallulah Antonson) | 2:23
How Could I Possibly Know? | 2:06
You Matter (feat Uncle Devin, Lindz Amer, and Yaniv Robinson) | 2:44
It’s OK to Feel This Way (feat Uncle Jumbo) | 2:34
Let It Out (feat. Augie Dungey) | 1:25
TOTAL RUNNING TIME | 36:52
Written by Amelia Robinson (BMI). Produced by Amelia Robinson and Dean Jones.
Recorded and mixed by Dean Jones at No Parking Studios in Rosendale, NY.
Additional recording by Amelia Robinson, Kymberly Stewart, Uncle Jumbo, Uncle Devin, Pierce Freelon, Lindz Amer, at their home studios.
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
“Got a Feeling” co-produced by Divinity Roxx.
“Let Me Have My Feelings” co-produced by Pierce Freelon.
“Disco Rain” and “It’s OK to Feel This Way” co-written and co-produced by Uncle Jumbo.
“You Matter” co-written by Devin Walker.
“Let It Out” written and performed by Augie Dungey.
Vocals, keyboard, bass, ukulele, korg kaossilator by Amelia Robinson.
Drums, percussion, bass, guitar, keyboards, trombone, 48 chord harmonica, vocals by Dean Jones.
Drums on “Got A Feeling” by Granville Mullings Jr..
Drums on “How Does Your Body Feel?” by Hector Becerra.
Bass on “How Does Your Body Feel” by Andrew Tuzhilin.
Saxophone on “How Does Your Body Feel?” by Jessica Jones and Tony Jones.
Vocal percussion and drum programming on “Let Me Have My Feelings” by Pierce Freelon.
Marimba on “You Matter” by Uncle Devin.
Featured vocals by Divinity Roxx, Kymberly Stewart, Pierce Freelon, Uncle Jumbo, Yaniv Robinson, Monate Diaz, Tallulah Antonson, Uncle Devin, Lindz Amer.
Background vocals on “Punch a Pillow” by Benjamin Kummer, Julio Vieira, Melissa McDonald-Vieira, Matteo McDonald-Vieira.
Album Art by Claudia “Clod” Echeverria
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