Premiere: MiltonJ and The Leftovers “Of Every Face”
Alternative Rock & Hip Hop band MiltonJ and The Leftovers aren’t new to the industry and, as their debut video off their upcoming album for “Killing Dreams” showed, they aren’t naive to the challenges. Their upcoming album, Vain Wisdom , which drops this Friday, is full of layered stories, covering everything from a broken heart to the experience of unexpected fatherhood, all brought together through lead singer MiltonJ’s clever and relatable rapping. Today we have the pleasure of premiering “Of Every Face,” a classic rock composition that highlights both MiltonJ’s vocal versatility and rapping skills with the refreshingly raw feel of such bands as Pearl Jam.
Said MiltonJ of the track:
“The lyrics of this track represent a combination of emotions and principles I had at the time while writing this record. I had so much on my mind during the creation process and I needed to get it all on paper. The main message is that there are many demons to face in the pursuit of success. One must hold onto his loved ones throughout the war in order to survive.”
Hailing from Frederick, Maryland, Milton J and The Leftovers have created a buzz in the Mid Atlantic. Rocking the stage from NY to NC the crew has had the opportunity to share the stage with a range of major artists including Redman,Rehab, Nappy Roots, Mayday, Ces Cru, Almost Kings, and Super Bob. Their dedication to the music is evident as they are currently finalists for best Rap/RnB act in the Maryland Music Awards, #1 on the ReverbNation charts in their city, and have an unmistakable face in the DMV music scene.
The crew’s sound is a mixture of Alternative Rock and Hip-hop developed into it’s own consciousness. MCs such as Mike Shinoda, Slug, Immortal Technique,Nas, and Eminem, along with bands like Deftones, Incubus, Sublime, Linkin Park, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are just a few of their many musical influences.
Milton J and The Leftovers have been making their mark on the industry since 2009. Starting out as a solo artist, Milton J formed the Leftovers with drummer Garret Hall, guitarist Kristina Hong, bassist Edward Hong, and DJ Silverio Montano along the way. The group name came from an inside joke Milton J had for a b-side album called “Leftovers”, because kitchen leftovers are the best just as the leftover tracks of an artist that make a b-side record. Members of the group liked the idea so much they adopted the name for the band.
The name has evolved from a simple inside joke to a movement made strong by their supporters. Their influence has spread past the DMV as they look to take over the industry.