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Melis – “Love Song Idea”

24 Apr

We’ve all been there, hours and hours spent on a piece of work and then boom, the computer crashes, we hadn’t pressed save and the whole thing is lost. Losing a draft of a post or something very important for the day job can be maddening and result in a multitude of expletives being uttered. We can’t begin to imagine how devastating it must be to pour your heart and soul into a piece of music, only to lose practically everything through a catastrophic hard drive malfunction. This is exactly what happened to Melis though and while we expect there was many a creative use of profanity, she has (thankfully) dusted herself down and moved on.

Left with only the stems of her track, “Love Song”, Melis has not so much salvaged something, more delicately crafted and polished a thing of beauty. The original track may not remain but the concept around it does and that is what she has given us, a “Love Song Idea”. It’s an idea that is ethereal and haunting in its simple, elegant and enchanting way.

It’s the kind of song that commands silence and rapt attention from an audience. We can imagine it being played in a church, reverence being paid by her audience as Melis’ jewellery box vocal floats and drifts above the candle light to the spire above. There are flourishes within, delightful fleeting flourishes, that bring a smile to your face as you listen. The soft-focus sax line is a particular favourite for example.

Primarily though, this is a song of poignancy and beauty. There is space in the track for the emotion behind it to resonate and crack with the burden of realisation. It’s the kind of song that ends with a bowed head and a single tear. It is just gorgeous.

There are whisperings of an EP to be released later in the year and as an introduction, this is a truly wonderful idea.


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