RnB/soul/hip-hop artist B. Mills was born to do music. He began playing the piano at the age of 5 after it was recognized that he had a sharp ear for music. This laid the foundation for every fire beat he made, introspective song he wrote, and soulful performance he gave going forward. A singer/songwriter/producer with rare musical versatility reflected by his diverse set of influences— ranging from D.C.’s legendary Backyard Band, to Radiohead, Marvin Gaye, and Kendrick Lamar— seamlessly mixing & matching styles to create his very own chic, urban sound that's both classic and current.
The D.C. native has recently released a new full-length album entitled "The Life & Times of an Eternal Optimist". Reveling in high concepts communicated with passion, Mills is a true artist. In his own words about the project,
"Every song on this project embodies a sense of urgency in the pursuit of dreams, love, and happiness. Our common thread as people becomes unwoven at times--- by race, religion, gender, sexuality, economics, and politics. We all are in the struggle to survive these conditions-- more concerned with our individual needs, and less concerned about the group. Sometimes we begin to tie the thread back together-- with rallies, marches, protests, concerts, etc. However, the wheel we're on was built by division, not unification-- and it continues to spin round and round. Yet, no matter how dark it gets, there's always a light peeking through the cave. It's the light of hope and love, and this light remains undefeated against the darkness of doubt and hate. This project shines that light all throughout. Life, love, success, happiness, hopes, desires-- we all dream the same things, just in different ways. For we are one."