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New Noise Magazine Premieres New Alexa Melo Video

New Noise Magazine premiered today the music video for a new song called “LOYALTY” by singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Alexa Melo.

The jaw-dropping video was directed and shot by Daniel “El Suchi” Garcia and it’s one of four he’s made for Alexa’s upcoming MUTE EP (set for release October 12).

Alexa wrote, played all the instruments, produced and mixed all the songs on the MUTE EP.

See the music video HERE.

Pre-order/pre-save the MUTE EP HERE.

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PopDust Premieres New Alexa Melo “Dope Sick” Video

Leading pop culture website PopDust premiered the stunning new music video from Alexa Melo called “DOPE SICK” today.

Check out the video HERE.

The song will be featured on Alexa’s four-song MUTE EP set for independent release on October 12. The 23 year-old artist played all instruments on the EP and produced it as well.

Pre-save the MUTE EP on Spotify HERE.

 

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Alexa Melo Releases Gnarls Barkley Cover/Video

23 year-old singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Alexa Melo has released today a remake of the 2006 Gnarls Barkley hit “Crazy”.

Hear the track HERE.

Alexa, who played every instrument on the recording, also filmed a music video for the track with videographer Daniel Garcia (which she edited herself).

View the video HERE.

“Crazy” anchors a new, four-song EP of original material titled MUTE which is scheduled for a release in the fall.

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Alexa Melo Releases Radiohead Covers LP

Alexa Melo independently released a new album today called Lotus Flower, a 7-song collection featuring re-interpretations of her favorite songs by British alt-rock stalwarts Radiohead.

Hear it on major streaming outlets here: http://www.2lin.cc/AMLF

The 23 year-old self-produced and played every instrument on the LP, leaving her own indelible mark on classic Radiohead tracks while nailing subtle nuances that make the group’s original recordings so special.

Lotus Flower serves as a sort-of re-introduction to Melo, the Massachusetts-born, L.A.-raised artist who released her breakout self-titled debut in 2015. While a series of West Coast concert performances in support of that album got industry tastemakers talking, and support from major market radio programmers across the country began to build, emergency surgery on her vocal chords grinded the momentum to an untimely halt. “It got to the point where, if I didn’t get a vocal cord cyst removed, there would be irreversible damage,” Alexa says. “So the timing was terrible, but it needed to get done.”

After a full year of vocal rest – pure agony to a performer as prolific as Melo – she slowly got herself back into the swing of things in 2016, recording a series of cover songs to post on YouTube. Alexa says of the sessions, “It was a good way to practice singing again. It eased me back into performing, and helped me let people know that I didn’t give up!”

Garnering over a million YouTube plays in less than a year, some of her more popular covers happened to be Radiohead songs. So, combined with three impeccably-produced studio remakes (“Lotus Flower”, Idioteque”, and “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”), Alexa decided to release them as a collection to all other digital stores and streaming outlets. “Radiohead is one of my favorite bands of all time and one of my biggest musical inspirations,” she says. “I really hope people enjoy my takes on these songs and I hope I did them justice!”

Lotus Flower tracklist:

1. “Lotus Flower”
2. “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi”
3. “Idioteque”
4. “Creep (Live)”
5. “All I Need (Live)”
6. “Talk Show Host (Live)”
7. “Nude (Live)”

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Marié Digby to Release “Outside Our Heads” Single September 8

Marié Digby will release her hypnotic new single “Outside Our Heads” on September 8. Her first since December 2016’s “Venice Beach Christmas”, it’s also Digby’s first original non-holiday release since her 2014 Chimera EP.

“Outside Our Heads” is a sonic departure for Marié. Her discography to date has been summery, piano-based singer-songwriter pop ala Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michelson, but the sound she’s embracing now is sultry, beat-driven, and downright sexy. This new track was co-written and produced by 21-year-old newcomer Alexa Melo and mixed by Grammy Award-winner Dave Schiffman (Adele, Vampire Weekend).

“Alexa and I wrote this as if it were a musical version of an abstract painting”, Digby says. “We took a bunch of different sonic elements and tried to make something pleasing to the ear that makes you want to move. It’s definitely a big step out of my usual musical comfort zone which makes it even more exciting”.

Marié Digby burst onto the scene in 2007 when the video of her acoustic cover of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” went viral on YouTube. The associated buzz led Hollywood Records to release her debut album, Unfold, and it debuted at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart in April of 2008.

Since then, Digby has been prolific, with numerous releases showcasing a combination of lyrical chops and piano balladry. She’s sold over 400,000 albums worldwide, reaching Gold status in Asia, and garnering over 120 million YouTube views.

“Out Of Our Heads” is the first of a series of tracks Marié will release over the next six months, with soon-to-be-announced tour dates in the U.S. beginning in the spring.