Press

"Elyse Miller produces songs that love to be listened to again and again."
- Paul Ruth, The Independent Music Scene (Nov 01, 2010)
 

"It’s a fair bet that several songs will get stuck in your head after just one listen...Miller has a way with both words and music, and her interest in social issues and playful sense of humor shine through on Paperdoll."
- Karen Duda, Elevate Difference (formerly Feminist Review) (Aug 27, 2010) 


"If you’ve seen Nonesuch Theater’s musical “Native!” you’re already aware of Elyse Miller. But you might not know just how multi-talented Miller truly is. With the release of her self-produced debut CD “Paperdoll,” the Fort Collins singer-songwriter will correct that. This recording is filled with Miller’s soon-to-be-signature lilting vocals, whip-smart lyrics and broad musical stylings, which reveal her wide range; Miller has training in jazz, blues, folk, choral, gospel, country and musical theater."
- Stacy Nick, Coloradoan (Apr 28, 2010) 


"Elyse Miller surprises with 'Paperdoll' ...hooks you early on and never fails to surprise you... Miller refuses to repeat any vocal phrasing or sing any verse or chorus more than a few times the same way, sparing the listener of the repeat-heavy monotony that plagues so many singer-songwriter albums. Miller’s lyrics are pointed and political, with a pinch of social commentary...Paperdoll is an intriguing album by a songwriter unafraid to experiment and take risks with her music. The short, eclectic collection of songs reveals a smart creator behind them, and I’m interested to see where Miller chooses to go with her music from here."  
- David Accomazzo, Boulder Weekly (Mar 26, 2010) 


My PhotoColorado songwriter, Elyse Miller, is pleased to report that no humans, animals or automobiles were harmed on her recent driving tour of the southwest United States. After surviving a serious rollover accident in 2010, the six state road trip was a test of courage. Elyse has spent the past three years working on vocal rehabilitation while continuing to sing publicly. She has performed as far away as Hawaii and at many festivals alongside world class artists such as nine-time Grammy Award winner, Asleep at the Wheel, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Boulder Acoustic Society. Her unorthodox songwriting exhibits a hint of musical theatre and a variety of influences from Etta James to Alanis Morissette. Her voice has been described as "soulful, rich, warm," "beautifully haunting," and "like butter." With "whip-smart lyrics” and "a playful sense of humor," her striking melodies stay with you well past the last listen.