Maybe you’ve heard of her, and by her I mean Bea Miller. Bea Miller is an American singer-songwriter from Maplewood, New Jersey who writes and sings with such maturity it’s easy to overlook the fact that she’s only sixteen. Miller is most known for competing on the musical competition The X-Factor where she came in ninth place in its second U.S. season. In April 2013, it was announced that she was signed to both Syco and Hollywood Records. Before competing on The X-Factor, Beatrice filled many acting roles, most likely to help support her family. One of mention is the role of Molly in the Disney feature film Toy Story 3.
Her debut album Not An Apology was released July 24, 2015. It debuted at #7 on the Billboard Hot 200. Bea Miller was awarded a Radio Disney Award in 2015 for “Young Blood.” Miller is currently on tour with Fifth Harmony and Debby Ryan.
Not An Apology
Song by Song Review
“Young Blood”: A generational song fit for the youth of today to throw their fist in the air and rock out to, much like “Don’t Forget About Me” by Simple Minds did for the eighties youth. Miller co-wrote it.
“Fire N Gold”: A song that talks about not losing your go-getter spark, no matter who tries to put it out.
“I Dare You”: A fight song for the kids to sing along to, and the parents to blast even when the kids aren’t around.
“Paper Doll”: One of my favorites off the album; a song for anyone who bullies you or belittles you.
“Perfect Picture”: A song about someone who walks into your life and shakes your black and white world up.
“Enemy Fire”: A song about not being able to tell who you can trust; a song about when friends become enemies.
“Force of Nature”: The acoustic follow-up to “Perfect Picture,” about someone who turns your world upside down in the best way.
“This is Not an Apology”: The title track off the album and one of my favorites; a rock anthem about someone who weighs you down and you’re fed up with.
“Dracula”: Co-written by Kara Diaguardi, Skyler Overstreet (her brother Nash is in the American Pop band, Hot Chelle Rae), and Bea Miller herself. It’s a song about being attracted to guys who are a bit dark in nature.
“We’re Taking Over”: Co-written by Demi Lovato, this is another fight song.
“Rich Kids”: Written by Joel and Benji Madden; a song about spoiled kids who have everything handed to them. It’s a great finish to such a strong debut album.
Conclusively, Bea Miller may be the new Demi Lovato, but she’s not apologizing for it, and that’s ok because why would she need to. She’s a rock star who shines in her own light.
Check her out at www.beamiller.com
By Chelsea DeVries