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Musical Scientist MELANIE EDWARDS releases her 10th album BETWEEN THE BINARY

Singer Songwriter Melanie EdwardsOn the foothills of releasing her award-winning single WHAT HAPPENED and seven years, to the day, after debuting her EP BETWEEN THE BINARY, musical scientist MELANIE EDWARDS releases her 10th album BETWEEN THE BINARY (COLLECTOR’S EDITION); a remastered version of her initial record with unreleased, never-before-heard demos, B-sides, live recordings and studio instrumentals. Channeling the shadow side, Edwards commands the attention of her listeners, captivating them with her haunting vocals, intricate compositions and songbird melodies. In person, spectators are glued to Edwards’s intriguing hands as they dance down the ivory keys. Edwards’s comedic interludes make every performance a theatrical experience for her audiences and not just another songstress playing the piano.

Classically trained in piano, violin and voice since the early age of nine, Edwards’s collection of songs showcases an authentic, dynamic musical concoction that reminds listeners what real talent sounds like. Edwards’s BETWEEN THE BINARY (COLLECTOR’S EDITION) is void of over-produced, “microwaved” compilations delivering a buzz-worthy revisit.

Los Angeles Pop-R&B Singer-Songwriter, Malynda Hale, Announces Show at GiGhive’s 616 in Kenosha

 

Singer Songwriter Malynda HaleThis July 2nd, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, Malynda Hale, will be bringing her sweet soulful sound to the 616. She’ll be in Kenosha promoting her most recent album, Pieces of Me.

Earlier this year, Hale’s single Falling, written as a tribute to Leelah Acorn, landed her a top-10 finalist position in GRAMMY Amplifier—a competition sponsored by The Recording Academy and Hyundai, and curated by the likes of GRAMMY winners and nominees such as Big Sean, Lzzy Hale, and Sam Hunt.

The newest record, Pieces of Me, is Hale’s 4th studio album; produced by Kevin Porter of Flashgrove Music and Darren “BabyDeeBeats” Smith, it has been described in reviews as her most personal one yet. In a chat with Gighive, Hale opened up about what she’s learned on her musical journey so far, and dropped us a few hints on what to expect for her upcoming stop at the 616.

“When I made my first album, I had no knowledge of actual music business,” she told us. “I knew nothing about promotion and getting reviewed; instead, I simply wanted to put out music to start getting my name out there. With the first album I didn’t take time to really make it as good as it could’ve been. I was over eager.”

Melanie Edwards Finding a New Normal in Barcelona

Awarded an International Residency, Musical Scientist Melanie Edwards Travels to Spain to Put Finishing Touches on Her Children’s Book

melanie edwardsLast time we caught up with musical scientist Melanie Edwards, she had just come back home to New York from Costa Rica, where she had taken her traveling lab to make her sixth album, “Las Rosas”. Melanie has the habit of trying out new locations with more or less every project, so it wasn’t necessarily a surprise to hear that Melanie had spent the last few weeks in Barcelona working on something new. Edwards, who’s fluent in Spanish and even lived in Spain twelve years ago, was trying out something completely different this time around—she was there to create a children’s book with music to accompany it. Offered an international residency at Can Serrat in El Bruc, Barcelona, Edwards decided to open up her artistic vault and finish something she had started in grad school.

“I wrote and illustrated a children’s book called “The Seed That Made It Big/La Semilla Que Hizo Grande” nearly ten years ago,” says Edwards. “I never published it, just developed the story. I’m always searching for new ways to express myself via writing and music, plus a lot of my fans now have children of their own. So, I felt it would be a step in a new direction which would be both stimulating and challenging towards my usual approach and process.”

Getting Lost in Costa Rica with the Roses and the Waves – Melanie Edwards Returns with Her Sixth Studio Album

Nine months after the release of Back to Basics, NYC-based musical scientist Melanie Edwards returns with her sixth album, entitled Las Rosas. Recorded over February and March of this year in San Ramon, Costa Rica, Las Rosas uses ambient sounds of the Costa Rican jungle as a backdrop. Edwards has the habit of choosing new production locations with every album she makes (the previous one, Back to Basics, had her recording in the woods in Finland), but Las Rosas seems to take the immersion further—the animals, ocean waves, and thunder actually play on this record. Shortly after her return to New York City,  I spoke to Melanie about Costa Rica, her new album, and perfectionism in the studio.

Singer Songwriter Melanie Edwards

You recorded your newest album, Las Rosas, in Costa Rica and used a lot of nature’s ambient sounds. How did the location fit in with what you wanted to create and express here? How did the ambient sounds fit in?

New Jersey Indie Pop Artist Sarah Miles’ Career on the Rise with Upcoming Full-Length Album

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A common misconception some of us have when discovering so-called ‘new’ artists is assuming that they’ve suddenly appeared out of nowhere, like unseasoned rookies making their first attempt at musical. In general, this couldn’t be further from the truth. And when you think about, it’s somewhat condescending on our part to ignore all work an artist has done prior to the moment we first hear of them. About one month ago, Bon Iver won ‘Best New Artist’ at the Grammys. While many of us were very well aware of the music Justin Vernon was writing for several years now, he was however new to the Grammy world. By the same token, many artists live the independent grind daily, and when comes the first light of recognition; we callously define them as ‘new’. The fact that we’ve just discovered them doesn’t make them new.

Coeur de Pirate The French-Canadian Singer Songwriter takes her newest album on the road

Coeur de Pirate to Play Four U.S. Shows

Béatrice Martin Coeur de Pirate Béatrice Martin will be bringing her Coeur de Pirate project to the Northeastern United States for four dates this January. Despite her performing in French, the award-winning French-Canadian singer’s fan base has been expanding internationally to English-speaking audiences thanks to her rich and highly expressive, yet accessible songwriting. On several occasions, Canada’s CBC ‘Bucky Awards’ have proclaimed Coeur de Pirate as the ‘Best Reason to Learn French’. She has been certified Platinum in Canada and Belgium, Triple Platinum in France, and Gold in Switzerland.

On her 2011 sophomore album entitled Blonde (referring not only to her hair color, but also to the French-Canadian slang term for girlfriend), Coeur de Pirate melancholic-ally evokes a sixties sound and style, and does so with impressive maturity given her twenty-two years of age.