R&B / Soul / Hip Hop artist B. Mills debuts his project, “The Life & Times of an Eternal Optimist”, reveling in high concepts communicated with passion
All contributors (4 in total) on the project are from the great state of Maryland, and also attended the same high school (DeMatha Catholic High School, Hyattsville, MD). B. Mills’ childhood friend Vincent “Invincible” Watson (Mixed all songs on the project and co-produced 2 of them) has had a stellar year– including a production credit for “I Like It” by Cardi B and a song on the recent Nicki Minaj project. All songs were written, performed, arranged and produced by B. Mills.
“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.”