A young black creative with one foot in both sides of the industry, Rob Milton is a music journalist and indie soul singer who has managed to make a name for himself through releasing an abundance of quality music and serving as a contributing blogger for SoulBounce and Virgin.com.
His passion and presentation allowed him early opportunities such as performing on stage at Washington, DC's Howard Theatre, New York City's famed SOB's venue, recording at Converse's Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn, New York, and receiving press nods from MTV UK, OkayPlayer, AfroPunk, Solange's Saint Heron, SoulBounce, and Ebony Magazine. His music can also be heard in Black And Sexy TV's Rider web series and Centric's Being.
Milton creates R&B with influences ranging from golden-age N.Y.C. hip-hop and early-2000s neo-soul to electronic funk and jazz. His inventively produced tracks often feature grainy post-J Dilla textures that verge on chillwave, over which his smooth, soulful vocals sing unabashedly optimistic lyrics. Milton comes from a church background, and while gospel is a formative influence, his lyrics generally refrain from referring to specific religious subjects, instead focusing on universal themes such as love and positivity.
Beginning with 2012's Love Today, Milton has issued a steady stream of online EPs and singles documenting his progress, highlights of which were compiled on the 2014 CD Songs from the Internet. His debut full-length album, Rebirth, arrived in June of 2015. 2019 saw Milton release the iTunes R&B Top 50 (#26) chart topping Stayp EP and travel from Atlanta to Nashville to Stockholm, Sweden sharing his incredible new sound and wave.
Along with his solo work, he served in 2018 as the Music Supervisor for the final season of the beloved series Hermione Granger and the Quarter Life Crisis and launched the rising Atlanta group Cousin, whose BEST LIFE EP also debuted at #18 on iTunes’ top R&B/Soul albums chart.
SAINT HERON: https://saintheron.com/audio-rob-milton-the-threat/
SWEET SOUL RECORDS: https://sweetsoulrecords.com/artists/rob-milton/
THE SET LIST PODCAST INTERVIEW 2018: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-setlist/id1310912804?mt=2&i=1000423709036