Some artists develop a better grasp of song dynamics as they grow older and gain more experience; others seem to be born with an understanding of the build-and-release that makes pop so satisfying. Twenty-year-old Tor Miller belongs to the second camp. Billboard is exclusively premiering "Midnight," a powerful piano ballad from the young singer. Listen below.
"Midnight" is elegantly crafted, starting with nothing more than Miller's voice and sparse, gospel-sounding piano. Gradually the song picks up new elements: touching group harmonies, a distant guitar, then percussion and a string section. Miller pushes his voice in unexpected directions, adding color and texture with bursts of swooning falsetto.