Ezra Miller’s Band, Sons of an Illustrious Father, Releases a New Self-Titled Song
Harry Potter fans know the talented Ezra Miller for his role as Credence Barebone in the Fantastic Beasts films. What fans may not know is that Miller, whose talent for the arts stretches far beyond the screen, is also a member of an up-and-coming indie band, Sons of an Illustrious Father.
Now, Sons of an Illustrious Father has released a brand-new self-titled song featuring spectacular string arrangements from Murray A. Lightburn, the frontman of the Dears. The song aligns with the band’s consistently undefinable genre and its commitment to “represent[ing] Otherness within personal identity.”
With bandmates Josh Aubin and Lilah Larson, Miller has been enjoying his presence in the music scene for several years. Sons of an Illustrious Father, whose members call its sound a “genre queer” mash-up of several musical styles, has been compared to an eclectic range of artists, including the Band, Tom Waits, and Nirvana. Miller, who says the band’s ethos is very much centered in an effort to transcend binaries and limitations of sexuality, gender, and creativity, reflected on what makes their music work.
I remember during our first tour one sound engineer we worked with sent us an email with tips for a band on the road. One was ‘remember your friendship is what powers the songs.’ We printed that out, framed it, and hung it up on the mantle of our bus. The nature of our love, and sense of family as a band, is what makes the music so strong and pure.
With 2019 show dates fast approaching in fantastic venues in locations from China’s Shanghai to the United Kingdom’s Glasgow, Belgium’s Brussels, Spain’s Barcelona, France’s Paris, and more, Sons of an Illustrious Father is set to continue to take the world by storm.