Blood runs thicker than water. Especially when it comes to talent, as evidenced by Mila J's new record "Smoke, Drink, Break-Up." The 30-year-old singer certainly shares the musical flare of her sister Jhené Aiko, though her journey through the industry hasn't been as clear cut.
Mila entered as a member of the short-lived girl group Gyrl alongside her other sister Miyoko, and then joined Dame Four a decade later before branching out as a solo artist. Her shelved 2006 debut album Split Personality (check some samples here) was unable to make the splash that Mila had hoped for, so she took a quick breather from music to rework her path and in 2012 released her short-but-sweet project Battlefield America Soundtrack Mixtape Vol. 1.
And now here we are in 2014, with Mila J establishing herself with a groovy single that's deeply rooted in R&B, so much that listeners might think they're back in the '90s. The music video for "Smoke, Drink, Break-Up" is equally impressive, with director Blue Gregory delivering a broken heart narrative between Mila J and fellow Los Angeles artist Ty Dolla $ign that looks like a storyboard was actually used in pre-production. There's also a lot of choreographed dancing in the video, and if you needed anymore reason to check this out, catch Mila showing off her sexy steps.
"Smoke, Drink, Break-Up" is off Mila's upcoming album M.I.L.A. (Made in Los Angeles), which will be released through Motown Records.
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