Not An Apology
Label: Hollywood Records
Ninth place X Factor contestant makes good, real good. Although fans may be disappointed by the scarcity of new material here (of the 11 tracks, 4 are carried over from 2014 EP Young Blood), Miller's debut makes up in teen grit what it lacks in vocal distinction. Radio-ready power-chord pop trades places with ballads and a tough-as-nails persona: "I'm worth fighting for," "Throw away the key/ I dare you," "I'm just a little bit stronger than you." And once in a while, she tackles the big stuff, from class consciousness ("Rich Kids") to philosophical distinctions ("Who knows what truth is?").