RADAR: Marie Miller

A "battle cry" is how singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marie Miller describes her new song "You're Not Alone." Written for a friend who was going through a particularly dark and difficult period, "You're Not Alone" gathers up a flurry of fiddle, mandolin and piano lines for an uplifting and upbeat -- in every sense of the word -- ode to optimism and perseverance. Miller, who began her music career primarily as a songwriter, comfortably straddles Americana and "new acoustic" music (she's a big fan of Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers' Chris Thile) while giving equal due to modern folk/pop undercurrents. And did we mention she plays the bouzouki? "You're Not Alone" and the Ingrid Michaelson/Sara Bareilles-styled "To Be Loved" (stream below) deliver a promising prelude to a spring full-length (date and title TBA) via Curb.

Marie Miller - 'You're Not Alone' (from Marie Miller)

Marie Miller - 'To Be Loved' (from Marie Miller)