Further Away EP is the new release from Melanie. It is a 6 track EP that runs for about 18 minutes of accoustic beauty. The 6 tracks are:
Bring You Back, the opening track is about looking back on better days that have gone and revisiting them. It is an interesting piece of blank verse that Melanie somehow gets to sound like a perfect lyrical song with the most beautiful tune of the whole EP. The backing uses a complex rhythm that sounds relaxed and laid back and sounds perfectly natural behind the lyrics.
Parade, is about songwriting and creativity, calling it a weakness, but it is a weakness that leads somewhere important. with a simple folk backing in waltz time that blends perfectly with the simple lead melody.
Ghost, is about being exposed and not being able to escape. The simple arpeggio accompaniment, with the slow walking bass and the constant repetition of the same note, played strongly on the off beat, constantly through each stage of the chord progression gives the song an eerie, haunting feel that keeps you on edge.
A Hundred Words, it is directed to someone who has left and the singer wants to eloquently argue for their return but feels inadequate to the task. While this song starts off with a similar feel to the previous tracks it soon picks up the beat and then rocks along making you need to move with the music.
All That I Want, is a song about contentment, with the only thing missing is the ability to relive what has gone. The vocals have an a cappella feel, despite the simple guitar backing that blends so well as to be unobtrusive, yet compelling.
Can’t Find A Way, is about seeking change and looking forward and not holding on to what is no longer relevant. The music has a lazy beat that takes you with it and holds your hand to take you through the journey, making it pleasant and gentle and carries you through the inevitable changes.
Overall it is an excellent EP where all of the disparate parts fit together so perfectly that it is best listened to as a whole in order to get the complete experience. So, find yourself a quiet place, where you wont be disturbed for at least 20 minutes, put on your headphones and immerse yourself in a truly sublime experience.
You can download the Further Away EP on Bandcamp.You can follow Melanie on her Official Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, on Soundcloud and on Bandcamp.