Midnight Sounds is the new EP from Melanie. The arrangements on this EP are a little fuller than on the previous release but they still manage to keep the simple, folksy feel and the same honest vocals. It consists of 5 songs and goes for just under 15 minutes. The 5 tracks are:
Evening Light is about being unsure of the future and looking back on the past and wondering if anything will last. The backing consists of acoustic guitars, bass and minimalist drums that give a pleasant flowing effect behind the simple vocal melody giving the dream like feeling of reminiscences.
Visions is an intimate little song about being with someone you are so close with that you notice subtle changes, and it’s OK to just sit as the sun fills the room. The simple guitar arpeggio in the background adds to the intimacy of the song and gives the feeling of a quiet afternoon spent with a loved one.
The Place I Knew is about change, hanging on to comforts from the past, wanting to understand what has really changed, and looking to make further changes. The drums and bass are back for this track giving it a fuller sound and a laid-back driving force that pushes the song forward at a comfortable pace.
Out Of Sight is about lying awake late at night thinking about the events of the day in metaphor and looking for those things that are just out of sight in the mind. The single guitar played with a music box like sound gives the song a lullaby, fairy tail, magical feel that adds to the ethereal lyrics.
Stay All Night is about being with someone, wanting to make them feel better, and being so in sync that you want this night to never end. The bright guitar accompaniment is somewhere between an arpeggio and a counterpoint melody that adds to the feeling of the lyrics.
While each song on this EP has their own story there is a different overarching story when all of the songs are taken together so, like the previous release, it is best listened to in a single sitting. So, find your quiet place, put on your headphones, listen to these tracks and drift away into the Midnight Sounds space.
You can download the Midnight Sounds EP on Bandcamp.You can follow Melanie on her Official Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, on Soundcloud and on Bandcamp.