Milo stopped by the Wisconsin Public Radio studios in Madison, WI as part of their new Set List live performance series. "Lavender Chunk" is a track off Plain Speaking, which was released in May under his Scallops Hotel moniker. In contrast to the low-key, stoic delivery we've grown accustomed to on Milo projects, this live rendition has a crucial, pleading quality to it. The acute lyricism and syncopated cadences are still here, but his voice is urgent and exasperated, like the words have soured in his mouth before leaving:
Brothers like us don't live too long / That's why we have to write so many rap songs
You can check out the rest of Plain Speaking here.
- Tom Fullmer