come aboard the USS Sanctuary, the concierge welcomes you. we hope you enjoy your stay in Oakland.
here is our latest guest offering.

You’re standing in between the library stacks with a new book in your hands. Your thumb flips through the pages.  Sit down in one of those big, germy, lovely faux leather armchairs and spec it out before you check it out.

The deconstructed book-album series, "The Dialectic", continues with the fifth installment, "She Picks it Up & Can't Put it Down".

An album packed with the stories Millaze shares across the internet on social media, SPIU&CPID is dedicated to finding enjoyment & satisfaction in life at all costs, in order to save your life. It follows the loss of her father & recovering from 3 eating disorders - and more.

The first single, "I Don't Want Control" is out now, wherever you listen to music.

how about we start with a truly great night:
the "Bedside Table" Album Release Show
at The Bishop in Bloomington, IN.

& perhaps you'd like to see a show while you're in town?

Summer 2023 - intermission

Weekly Open Mic Shenanigans
- Tuesdays
@ The Blockhouse Bar, Bloomington, IN

or learn a little more about us?

Millaze’s piano-songwriting authors life within an ink-sketched, reality-amalgamate, dream world inside her mind - a world named Oakland. Her self-produced alt-pop/alternative pop music injects eclectic energy into the traditions of piano/singer-songwriting and lyricism through surprising and bass-dropping elements inspired by pop punk, emo, EDM, and foley.

Poster child for the universal paradox of living many different characters in the "world inside your mind", Millaze throws her problems, fears, and highs into Oakland so her characters can go through them instead of herself.

This interpretation of the therapy strategy called "parts work" guides Millaze towards healing the parts of her she left behind in heartbreak, because through her songs she can curiously examine and process the situations with the goals of living vicariously, trusting imagination, and finding satisfaction.

Her Mister-Rogers-inspired sublimation turns the pages of a deconstructed-book album series she calls “The Dialectic", referencing the most important conversation in everyone’s head: accepting life’s grey area through the phenomenon of oppositions being true at the same time.

would you like to see what others are saying about us?

"But while aspects of her work draw parallels with distinguished artists such as the likes of Mitski and Julien Baker, Millaze’s exemplary levels of creativity ensure ‘Front Matter’ is not only inspired by, but also lies on par with some of the genre’s most notable projects."

"In addition to piano streams and art pop works, Millaze also perfectly operates intricate experimentalism."

"Vocal style seems to be a thing of the past far too often, and it’s incredible to hear someone that combines talent with style."

"In the same way that Björk and Kate Bush ran with their avant-garde authenticity, the Oakland-hailing singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is making strides in her own direction. ...With song titles as endearing as Courtney Barnett’s, her unapologetic candour and frankly alchemic melodies, the aural world is at Millaze’s feet. If the Billboard charts were based on ingenuity and distinction alone, we have no doubt that Millaze would be riding high at the top."

and how about some more videos?

or a movie to watch in your room tonight?

LvF: The Cinematic Album Experience - a film by Tyler AM.
Available partly on Youtube.
Available fully on Amazon Prime.