Going from a Heights garage to the front pages of “Vice Magazine” is becoming somewhat of a trend for Houston artists. With repeated appraisal by big shot critics, Houston is filling shopping carts for multiple hot shot record labels. Up and coming singer/songwriter, Princeton Miles, seems like he’s next to get the draw and is the return to r&b.
Princeton Miles is the voice of Houston: urban, contemporary, and forever appealing to its diverse population. Growing up listening to his mother’s gospel music and influenced by his father’s taste in classics like Luther Vandross and Whitney Houston, Miles was introduced to the appreciation of soul at a very early age. “Music means a lot to me. It’s a venue that allows you to express your talents, emotions, and creativity and allows me to connect with a stranger in an intimate way.” Intimate indeed.
Responsible for his own lyrics, Miles appeals to the essential romantic struggle inside every man. His songs, about relationships, hardships, and the pursuits to progress, vary in rhythm and tone but are all intertwined by an intrinsic appeal to one’s romantic desires.
Miles has collaborated with British producer, Emile Robinson, who has him delivering originals, as well as, bringing up covers of popular tracks like “Thinkin’ Bout You” by Frank Ocean. Miles’ unique delivery comes from his ability to execute a variety of singing styles with his voice. “I have a very controlled voice that is still soulful yet soothing. The combination of pop and classical, mixed in with a bit of soul is what makes my sound unique and what makes me different from other artists.” Miles studied classical music, however, his ability to imitate different voices allows versatility to his talent.
Miles is currently a student at the University of Houston pursuing a degree in Music Business with a minor in Sales. Outside of school, he interns at Houston Public Radio and produces and hosts “Music in the Making,” a show that highlights performances from UH and Rice’s school of music. Passionate and proud of his city, you can catch him at social events in central Houston or eating at a local burger joint like “Lil Bigs” in Montrose.
His debut album is to be released this October. Meanwhile, catch him at the following events and tune into this page for news and updates:
-KTRU Vinyl Frontier Spring Schedule- Live interview and live in studio Performance. March 12th, 2013. (10 p.m. – 1 a.m.) ktru.org
- Brentwood Baptist Church Fashion show held at the Hilton America’s in downtown Houston on April 28th, 2013.
For further updates about shows or booking information check out Princeton Miles on Facebook or visit PrincetonMiles.com