Wednesday, February 23, 2022


Byron Miller

The best instrumental music stems from players with penchants for uncut, straight to the point communication. With “Better Days Are Coming,” electric bass guitarist supreme Byron Miller emerges from lockdown with a Funk-fortified message of pressing urgency. Because “B” is a master at getting a point across within his signature bass plucking style that is clearly talking to you, he is delivering this missive for all the world to hear in two ways. The civilized expression says “Better Days Are Coming.” But the underlying urgency of this COVID-era plea is “KEEP YO’ ASS @ HOME!”

“Better Days Are Coming” is the hope-laden lead single of Psychobass 3: Real Love, Byron Miller’s third project of a series created to bring serenity, harmony and Funk-Jazz prophecy to a needy world, this one being a 7-song EP. This jam is soul stirring instrumental Funk of the highest order – with purpose, power and panache! Not only does it showcase Byron and his bass upfront tickling your earholes with a lead melody equal parts emphatic and sweet, it features Swedish keyboardist Mats Öberg, a protégé of immortal music legend George Duke.

In 2016, Mats and Byron Miller met each other for the first time when they were part of “A Tribute to George Duke.” Mats and George met four times during George's visits to Stockholm, encounters that were nothing short of pivotal for Mats as George had been a heavy-duty inspiration for him since childhood when he started playing at the tender age of two. George’s influence is undeniable and palpable in the solo Mats takes here on pitch-bending synthesizer – straight up down home Dukey Stick Blues Funk!

“Better Days Are Coming (Keep Yo’ Ass @ Home)” follows Miller’s most recent radio successes from his Psychobass 2: The Gift, including the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart-topper “The B Spot” (ahh, that’s #1, bobba) and the Top 20 hit “Soldier of the Groove.” Additional players on “Better Days” (co-written and co-produced by Byron Miller with Phil Davis and Rick Jordan) are Davis on keyboards, Jordan on drums, JUBU Smith & Darrell Crooks on guitar, and Munyungo on percussion.

Soon as this COVID fog breaks, Byron Miller a.k.a. Psychobass will be bringing his 4-string and 5-string custom MTD basses, and a band to venues near you. `Til then, our funky fearless leader can’t stress enough: “KEEP YO’ ASS @ HOME!”