By: Aryan Jafri
28 October, 2018, 15:42
Photos: Aryan Jafri
We found ourselves in London’s Soho in front of The House of St Barnabas. Trying to figure out our way in, we walked through a maze of rooms to end up in front of a chapel hidden at the back. The chapel, lit up by small candles, slowly filled up, and a beautiful voice began singing from the back right hand side of the chapel. Million Miles, opening for Arctic Lake, began her set acapella, and her voice echoed beautifully throughout the chapel. We could see people’s faces lit up, realising the treat they were in for. She made her way to the stage and sat down behind her keys. The only instruments used in the set were her keys and a guitar – and of course her incredible voice.
Throughout the set, Million Miles, aka Sophie Baudry, talked to the audience about her songwriting and what inspired her (which mainly consisted of failed relationships and heartbreak), but she added humour to it. This turned an intimate gig into an even more intimate one. She made the audience feel like they’re on this journey with her, and looking around the room, I saw people consistently captivated by her and the songs. Baudry’s performance mirrored her persona; powerful, soulful, beautiful. She truly is a force to be reckoned with.
It was evident she put her soul into every song she wrote. Each song was beautifully constructed and written, and performing them live in a chapel definitely did them justice. Her new single, ‘Just Dumb Luck’ is out now and I cannot wait to see, hear and attend more things in the future. Million Miles is about to blow up, and you better be ready, because she will blow you away.