18-Year Old Singer/Actor Oliver Richman Releases Powerful New Ballad I CAN SEE
Keeping the spirit alive of his iconic grandfather, famed songwriter Ron Miller, 18-year-old actor/singer Oliver Richman (https://oliverrichman.com/) releases a powerful, piano-only ballad entitled "I Can See." Oliver is the first artist to release the track written by his late grandfather when it was discovered after Miller's passing in 2007. The new recording is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and YouTube.
Oliver previously recorded the song as a child in 2010 and filmed a music video for its release, however the video was held and only recently edited as part of a college send-off to Oliver from his mother, producer/singer/songwriter Lisa Dawn Miller (https://lisadawnmiller.com/), who produced both recordings and the music video. The video is now available on Oliver's website and on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TXvwJUL6J0s.
"As part of my goal to get all of the unknown works of my father out there for the whole world to hear, I'm so grateful to have the extraordinary talents of my son, who knows how to interpret my father's powerful, meaningful and profound lyrics with depth and sensitivity," Lisa Miller said.
"'I Can See' is a song of hope and optimism. In a world full of challenge, it is inspiring and empowering to remember to look for the good even while acknowledging some of the pain of the truth. It was my father's message to me and it is my message to my son, who sang this song as an innocent child full of hope and excitement about the future and who sings it now as young college student wanting to utilize his talents to go out there and change the world in the most positive ways," Miller continued.
Just in time for the holidays, Oliver also recently released a beautiful rendition of the late Miller's holiday classic, "Someday at Christmas," originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1967. The song is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and YouTube.
"Someday at Christmas" and "I Can See" are the first two releases from the younger Miller's new record label, LDM Music.
Oliver's grandfather and Lisa's father, Ron Miller, penned standards such as, "For Once in My Life," "Touch Me in the Morning," "A Place in the Sun," "Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday," "Heaven Help Us All," "I've Never Been to Me," "If I Could," "Everyone's a Kid at Christmas Time" (co-written by Oliver's maternal grandmother, Aurora Miller), and many more.
Oliver was personally invited by Stevie Wonder when he was just 10 years old to perform the hit "One Little Christmas Tree" at the Nokia Theatre (now the Microsoft Theater) for Wonder's annual House Full of Toys benefit concert, where Oliver received a standing ovation from more than 7,500 people. Oliver is now a freshman at New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
Oliver's prior releases include takes on his grandfather's classics, "For Once in My Life - Special 50th Anniversary Edition," "Heaven Help Us All," "Will I Still Be Me," and "Everyone's a Kid at Christmas Time." He also released many other songs including several penned by his mother, "You and I," "Rise" "Believe," "Today" and "The Diagramming Club."
Lisa has written and/or produced other holiday recordings for the Miller-family catalogue such as "A Miracle," "A Christmas Truce," We'll Always Have Christmas Eve," "A New Year" and "Celebrate Me Home." She also recently launched LDM Publishing (https://ldmpublishing.com/) and is currently developing a new musical about the life of her father entitled, "For Once in My Life."
At 9 years old, Oliver released, "Defying Gravity," his first music video. He first appeared in the critically-acclaimed show, "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" as "Young Frank Sinatra" at age 10. At 13 years old, he released a piano-only ballad of Bruno Mars' "Count on Me."
For the latest on Oliver, visit https://oliverrichman.com/ and follow him on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/oliverrichman/,) Twitter (@OliverRichman1) and YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV4MZJ9nyozdmKigSrCz9jQ).