This week we’re Deep Diving into the songs of Rhett Miller and Old 97’s. As the front man and songwriter for the band, Miller releases solo albums regularly, too. His most recent, The Messenger, includes the lead single “Total Disaster.” Millers eighth solo album highlights the difference between the dance-able, party songs of Old 97’s, and his songwriter side.
Over the years, Miller discussed his mental health and addiction struggles openly. His solo albums tend towards introspection and reflection on life. They’re not really sing-alongs like the band. This flexibility in writing style marks the noted songwriter.
Rhett Miller will be playing solo at The Senate, Columbia, SC on April 5, 2019.