Chris Milam shares video for ‘Kids These Days’ and details US tour dates

Memphis singer and songwriter Chris Milam has shared a video for his song “Kids These Days.”

The clip for the title track of his new album sees Milam take to the road to perform for a seemingly indifferent audience, images from his life flashing across the screen like poignant memories returning from a dim and distant past.

Beginning with just guitar and Milam’s plaintive, aching vocal, “Kids These Days” soon builds to a cathartic roar, replete with gripping and propulsive instrumentation. As Milam himself says of the track, “Kids These Days” aren’t kids anymore:

“I’ve read about my generation growing up for a long time. But we’re here — we’re in our twenties and thirties. And I know a lot of folks who, despite hard work and good intentions, aren’t where they thought they’d be. Maybe they’re even starting over. I hope that, by telling my story, other people see theirs in it.”

Directed by Ben Siler & Chris Milam, edited by Ben Siler and with cinematography by Andrew Trent Fleming, you can check out the video below.

Catch Chris Milam live on the following tour dates:

02nd Jun: Loflin Yard, Memphis, TN
06th Jun: The 5 Spot, Nashville, TN
07th Jun: Blue Plate Special, Knoxville, TN
08th Jun: Radio Room, Greenville, SC
10th Jun: Borjo, Norfolk, VA
12th Jun: The Camel, Richmond, VA
13th Jun: Avalon Theater, Easton, MD
14th Jun: Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
16th Jun: Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
19th Jun: The Speakeasy, Cleveland, OH
21st Jun: Tonic Room, Chicago, IL

Chris’ album Kids These Days is out now via Namesake Records. The full track list is below.

chris-milam-kids-these-days-album-cover-web01. “Kids These Days”
02. “Half Life”
03. “Autumn”
04. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”
05. “Coldweather Girls”
06. “Prayer #4”
07. “New Drug”
08. “Hey, Hollwyood”
09. “When I Was Young”
10. “All of Our Ghosts”
11. “The Sun Isn’t Up”
12. “At The End of the Day”

Connect with Chris Milam via:
Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisMilamMusic
Twitter: twitter.com/ChrisMilam
Web: chrismilam.com

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Premiere: Chris Milam streams brand new single ‘Kids These Days’ ahead of release

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To say that Chris Milam had a bad year is perhaps something of an understatement.

A broken engagement and a stolen car left the Memphis singer and songwriter with nothing but a bag of clothes and a lot of questions; questions he sought to answer by going in to the studio with twelve new songs and producer Toby Vest.

Saving for recording sessions over the course of a year of couch-surfing, pet sitting and troubadouring, Milam has now taken those questions born of adversity and crafted a world class set of songs for his resulting new album, Kids These Days.

This Friday, March the 3rd, sees the release of the title track as the album’s first single; a song we’re excited to bring you via the exclusive premiere below. The track exemplifies a collection of songs of nuanced emotional intensity, both in terms of their lyrical preoccupations and their compelling musical arrangements.

Beginning with just guitar and Milam’s plaintive, aching vocal, “Kids These Days” soon builds to a cathartic roar, replete with gripping and propulsive instrumentation. As Milam himself says of the track, “Kids These Days” aren’t kids anymore:

“I’ve read about my generation growing up for a long time. But we’re here — we’re in our twenties and thirties. And I know a lot of folks who, despite hard work and good intentions, aren’t where they thought they’d be. Maybe they’re even starting over. I hope that, by telling my story, other people see theirs in it.”

Turn up the volume and check out “Kids These Days” via the stream below.


“Kids These Days” is released as a single this coming Friday, the 3rd of March.

Chris’ new album of the same name is scheduled for release on the 7th of April via Namesake Records. The full track list is below.

chris-milam-kids-these-days-album-cover-web01. “Kids These Days”
02. “Half Life”
03. “Autumn”
04. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”
05. “Coldweather Girls”
06. “Prayer #4”
07. “New Drug”
08. “Hey, Hollwyood”
09. “When I Was Young”
10. “All of Our Ghosts”
11. “The Sun Isn’t Up”
12. “At The End of the Day”

Connect with Chris Milam via:
Facebook: facebook.com/ChrisMilamMusic
Twitter: twitter.com/ChrisMilam
Web: chrismilam.com

Album Reviews | Live Reviews | News | SBA Lists | The Playlist | Under The Skin | Without A Song | Live From Los Angeles – Tairrie B. Photography