Muller’s songwriting style is a mish-mash of sounds, blending the raw rock aesthetic of the Rolling Stones with the sensual oomph of Chrissie Hynde and the casual grace of Sheryl Crow. As a vocalist, Muller commands the mic with the succulent alto of Hynde or Stevie Nicks and the edgy flair of Meredith Brooks. One thing is abundantly clear from the outset, Van Muller is never happier than when she is on stage. Music isn’t just a career for Muller; it’s a way of life. It couldn’t be any other way for a girl who started singing in bars at the tender age of seven. Muller takes her music seriously but is the furthest thing from a diva you could find. While the business of making music is a serious one for Muller, it’s also serious fun.
In spite all of the allusions to heroes and rock stars, Van Muller is just a girl who fell so deeply in love with music that she gave up her life and changed hemispheres just to make her dreams come true. Even a few minutes of conversation with Muller will convince you that she’s not destined to be a cardboard cutout pop/rock personality. Muller displays the personal grace and pure love of what she does that are marks of the musical elite. Muller has the raw talent to make her dreams come true, and in Ken Rich she has found a mentor with the knowledge and experience to help her turn the straws of talent into gold.
Van Muller is on a wondrous journey. Find Yourself Here is just the starting point; an apt reminder that we all must begin with figuring out who we are. Van Muller has found herself in music; she finds herself again every time she steps upon the stage. Van Muller is ready for the world.