Los Angeles pop singer/songwriter MILCK struck a chord of solidarity in early 2017 when her soulful ballad "Quiet" became an anthem for victims of sexual abuse. She made her major-label debut a year later with the EP This Is Not the End.
A first-generation American born to Chinese immigrants, Connie Lim studied classical piano at a young age, later teaching herself to write pop songs while attending college at Berkeley. Over the next decade, Lim plied her trade in the music industry, paying dues, writing songs, and performing under her given name before re-emerging as MILCK in 2016. Her first single as MILCK, the brooding "Devil, Devil," found placement on television shows like The Royals and Lucifer, though her next release, "Quiet," would be the song that eventually brought her widespread acclaim. Inspired by her own experiences with domestic abuse and trauma as a 14-year-old, Lim wrote the song in 2015, eventually debuting it live during the Women's March in Washington, D.C., alongside a choir of strangers with whom she'd barely rehearsed. A video spontaneously recorded from the crowd soon went viral, and within a month Lim had appeared on a number of national talk shows and signed a deal with Atlantic Records.
A newly recorded version of "Quiet" was released in November of 2017, and it appeared on MILCK's first EP, 2018's This Is Not the End. She followed it up in early 2020 with another EP, Into Gold. Her Tiny Desk (Home) Concert premiered at NPR Music that May. ~ Timothy Monger
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