Full EP, focus track "Lazy Baby Fuck" (4th of Aug),

“I wrote all of the songs on the Gap summer EP with my feet in sea and a laptop in my lap. I love making beats and this release is my beatmaker debut, with the help of another 3 wonderful producers.

All of the songs are reflections of my journey so far and my desire to change and go places. The EP starts with a break up (Break Up with U), goes trough a little bit of irrational jealousy (That Girl), then the sweet release of finally being free and okay on your own (Gap Summer), followed by flirtatious enjoyment (I Love Me, I Love Boys), falling in love again, but being able to be strong (Born In Debt) and finally – getting up and doing all of the things I said I’d do (Lazy Baby Fuck).”

Mila Robert

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Mila Robert

[ Key Achievements ]

  • featured by Iggy Magazine & Acidstag
  • more than 1M streams on DSPs
  • 17k subscribers on YouTube and videos with hundreds of thousands views
  • Forbes 30 under 30 2021 Bulgaria
  • Album and debut nomination BG Radio awards
  • Lady Artist of the Year 2019/2021
  • Golden Ducks Woman of the year nomination 2020 Grazia magazine

Credits:

Mila Robert – Gap Summer EP

Release Date : August 4, 2022

[ Schedule ]
Jul 6th – “Break Up With You”
Jul 20th – “That Girl”
Aug 4th – Gap Summer EP

[ Genres ]
r&b, neo-soul, bedroom pop, indie

[ Similar Artists ]
Arlo Parks, Still Woozy, Melanie Faye, Allan8h, Biig Piig, Joy Crookes

[ Artist Bio ]

Mila Robert is a Bulgarian singer, actress and painter. She began singing and playing the guitar at the age of 13, and she also plays on ukulele and kazoo. A graduate from Sofia’s National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, over the past few years Mila managed to win over thousands of fans with her specific voice and creative, often colorful vision. She released her debut LP Egotrip in 2020 which knocked out more than a million streams.

Mila started busking on the streets of Sofia at the age of 15 and later on start performing on stages wherever she could find. Around the same time she auditioned for X Factor and received great feedback, but purposely left the show, because she had different views on music and performing. Not shying away from a live performance, her goal is to have a gig at least once a month and this year is planning to tour Italy, Germany, and Switzerland as part of her upcoming Gap Summer EP.

At the age of 20 she released her first single – a cover of a huge Bulgarian song “Nashiyat signal” in a completely different arrangement, while shooting the video herself. She got nominated for a debut by BG Radio that same year. One year later she released her first original song “Nashe si e, Sashe” putting herself on the map. Couple of months later – she released another cover of a very famous pop-folk song “Kvartalna Krachma” and sort of became known overnight. There’s sort of a taboo around pop-folk culture, a lot of people consider it as too nasty. She started a trend in which young intellectuals listen to pop-folk ironically, but actually accepting the pop-folk genre as a part of our culture. Also others admitting that they have heard and know these pop-folk songs. The idea behind the whole project was to show people that we are all equal and “not listening to pop-folk ever” does not make you superior over the majority of Bulgarian population that does so.

She is an advocate for human rights and takes part in Sofia Pride 4 years in a row. Also being one of the organizers herself in 2020 when the Pride had to happen online, because of Covid. She released the first album Egotrip in 2020. The album has almost 1 million streams on Spotify. She got nominated for “Album of the year” by BG Radio.

Gap Summer marks a new step in her career as a beatmaker and it’s her first body of work in English. In the spirit of constant growth and improvement as an artist, in 2021 during the Pandemic Mila started making beats, the fruits of which you can hear on the new record.

[ Release Info ]

After connecting with the Stereofox team in 2022, the singer joined the label in order to explore this new direction in sound (and language). A blend of playful bedroom pop, neo-soul and r&b, the release is sprinkled with a scent of that classic vintage soul.

The Gap Summer EP concentrates on women’s freedom and independence. It contains 6 songs and all of them has different messages. The project is produced almost completely by Mila Robert. She is the main music producer of the songs, which is something very rare in the industry and it’s the first musical project in Bulgaria produced mainly by a woman.

“I’ve been singing all my life, but when I was a kid I sucked, but kept on trying and around 7-8 years old the things got better. I’ve always been obsessed with albums, MTV and grabbing the mic on a birthday party. Never missed singing at a school concert later on. Started playing the guitar at 13 and around 15 – writing songs and busking, then 16 – began singing and playing in clubs all over Sofia. Ever since than, almost 10 years now – I have concerts every month and I enjoy it more and more with every gig. I’ve build my BG career with bravery and perseverance and I love every step of it, but now it’s time for something new.”, shares the artist.

The first song is called “Break Up With U” and it’s a story about a stagnant relationship that has to end. Mila wishes her ex the best and sings about the desire of him finding another girl, more compatible to him. The second song is called “That girl” and it’s about the girl’s tendency of comparison, increasing drastically because of the social media. How most girls are so fragile with their appearance and often feel
less attractive than others. The message of the song is that every girl it’s beautiful in her own way and they all deserve love.

The EP title track tells a story about a girl who is ready to do new things. A girl who’s happy with what she has, but it’s also ready to be brave and experience life freely. It encourages the listener to do the same. It’s follow-up, “Boys” emphasizes on the women’s right to love themselves and to be okay with being single. The song also has LGBTI rights reference that states that all us as diverse as we are – we are the future of love. The main message of the song is to be completely okay with who you are, no matter what. The fifth song is called “Born In Debt” and it about the fact that women can be fully financially independent and even take care of a man. It paints a picture of the woman working, bringing the money home and the man staying at home and cleaning. This hyperonization is there to proof that the times are completely changed and to show how comically it could be to have this sort of beliefs about humans pressed upon gender.

The EP ends with “Lazy baby” and it’s a gentle motivational speech. It encourages the listener to get up do the things he wants. The song emphasizes on the fact that a person can’t never “rely on
luck” and has to work instead. The idea of the peace is to make the listener feel loved and understood, but at the same time motivate him to follow his dreams.

The sonic universe of Mila is perfectly glued together thanks to the help of talented visual artist and producer Joro Peev, who is responsible for the visual identity of most of Mila’s work and will be directing all videos planned for the release.