Billie has some heavy hitters in her corner. The envelope pushing musically expansive new CD features collaborations with such highly acclaimed songwriters as Peter Vale, (Lemar, Beverly Knight) Marcella Detroit, (Shakespeare's Sister, Eric Clapton) and Kristen Hall, (Sugarland). While staying true to the expressive vocals and incisive lyrics that have earned her a loyal fan base and ongoing critical acclaim, Myers has broken new ground musically. Working with UK producer Dee Adam, Myers has fashioned a unique collage of sound that intertwines electronica, trip-hop beats, and bluesy guitars around her live acoustic/rock roots.
Myers went to the UK to record "Tea & Sympathy", her third album: "I wanted a fresh start, working with people who I knew would let me be me, but at the same time push me forward in a way that complemented, not detracted from my style" confesses Myers. Honest to the point of painful, Myers pulls no punches as she lays bare, bruising portrayals of her struggles with self worth ("Anonymous"), midnight losses of faith ("Send Me An Angel ...Is God Dead?"), infidelity ("You Send Me Flying"), and defeated Hollywood dreams ("Lady Jane").
Evading categorization, non-conformist Billie Myers truly puts herself out there in a way that artists rarely do today making her music as essentially now as it ever has been.
Described as "reassuringly long on singer-songwriting talent" by The London Times, her uncanny ability to seamlessly sculpt poetic narratives out of her life experiences, not only inspired comparisons to Chrissie Hyde, Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading. It's no surprise Billboard Magazine heralded her as "One of the most gifted of this year's new pop crop".
"There are few true singer - songwriters around today with the combination of complexity & honesty offered up by Billie Myers. While the music industry is changing drastically, Billie has not; and her third album, “Tea & Sympathy,” is her most personal to date. She offers a welcome change from the monotony common from commercial lyricists. The album deals with an intensely personal break-up. The haunting lead single, “I Hope You’re Happy Now” recalls a phrase that everyone who has every experience the heartache of a break-up has felt (and perhaps muttered out loud). And track after track, the album delivers. Stand-out tracks include, “Lady Jane,” which deals with the familiar topic of lost Hollywood dreams, and “Wonderful” which addresses misguided optimistic romance. One listen to Billie, and you recognize that what makes her most unique is her difficult-to-describe voice. It is, quite simply, otherworldly. " She sings with the pain & experience of greats ranging from Ella Fitzgerald and Joan Armatrading, to another Billie – Billie Holliday. Her jazzy voice cries out with emotion and a slight warble – one that demands, 'Listen to what I have to say!'” (Jeremy Blacklow, Access Hollywood)