After Massive Attack, Sneaker Pimps, Morcheeba and Portishead, Comes Rainy.
Name: Rainy Milo
Where She’s From: London, England
When She Started: 2010
Sixteen-year-old Rainy Milo is the latest shout from the underground Brit-soul movement to make noise, above ground. The songbird of British and Guyanese descent, who has born and raised in south-east London, found solace in singing at the age of 14; collaborating with local musicians who had the same mind-set of using music as a vehicle to get out of the hood, and away from all its hardships.
A recent BRIT School graduate, Milo comes through with silky-smooth jazzy vocals and vulnerable yet attitude-ridden lyrics, which are confidently delivered over mostly ethereal trip-hop. Yes, she’s a cool chick, and she knows it. Earlier this year, Rainy Milo independently released her debut EP, Limey. A five-track set, it was lauded by fans and went on to receive high-flying reviews across the board, while its lead track, “Bout You,” led A&Rs to her front door.
Now sitting pretty on a record deal with Virgin/EMI, Miss. Milo still has a desire to one day open up an art shop in the heart and soul of England’s capital. Until that day comes, though, she has vowed to remain focused on painting beautiful pictures with her from-the-heart songwriting and special brand of trip-hop-infused soul for the young in love.