Everyone has that one person they shouldn’t be texting. Jake Miller just decided to write a song about his.
Titled “Last Text,” Miller’s latest single — premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Aug. 22) — both pours his heart out to his ex and closes the book on their relationship, all in one simple text message. “This is my last try to get through to you/ The last time I cry over you/ I promise this is the last text that I’ll send/ Then you will never hear from me again,” Miller sings over a pounding beat.
The three-minute track begins with Miller singing over a plucking acoustic guitar, with the melody of the verses gradually building up to an epic beat drop at the start of the chorus. As the song continues to build, it becomes more and more clear to Miller that he’s finally moved on (“Tired of letting you make me feel small/ The truth is I don’t think I need you at all,” he sings on the second verse), which is exactly what inspired the song in the first place.
“It’s a very empowering song about finally letting go of something that you’ve been holding onto for too long,” Miller says in a statement about “Last Text,” a song he calls one of his favorite he’s ever written and produced. “I love how it starts off very raw and folky with the acoustic guitar, but then switches up into a very anthemic feel. I can’t wait to play this one on tour!”
Miller wrote “Last Text” with rising singer-songwriter Spencer Sutherland, Fly By Midnight’s Slavo and newcomer Scott Pelsang (Pelsang and Slavo also co-produced the track with Miller). The track follows two previously released singles, “Nervous” and “Ocean Away,” and is the third of five songs Miller plans to release before hitting the road with Hoodie Allen this fall.
Put down your phone and let Jake Miller inspire you to send that “Last Text.” Check out the track below, and see Miller’s tour dates after the jump.
Jake Miller Tour Dates (with Hoodie Allen)
Sep. 19 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
Sep. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Sep. 21 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Sep. 22 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
Sep. 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Theater
Sep. 26 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live
Sep. 27 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
Sep. 29 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Oct. 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Oct. 2 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
Oct. 4 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Oct. 6 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Other Side
Oct. 8 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Oct. 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Oct. 10 – Saint Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
Oct. 12 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
Oct. 13 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Oct. 15 – Toronto, Canada @ The Opera House
Oct. 16 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
Oct. 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Foxtail
Oct. 18 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct. 20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club