MELD’s music is an eclectic soulful journey. Drawing inspiration from her two favorite genres, Progressive Jazz and Jam band music, she has created a unique fusion of musical elements. People have likened her performance to that of a “modern day” Janis Joplin meets Hiatus Kaiyote.
In January of 2017, MELD released her debut EP “H.U.R.T.” (Healing Under Rising Truth.) The 5-song work was produced by Matt Harris of Livetronica band, Zoogma, and can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal, YouTube and more. Her single “Easy On The Game” received nods from Nylon Magazine, BTRToday, No Country for New Nashville, YabYum Arts, Syracuse New Times, and several other publications- ultimately landing the single on Hype Machine. The “H.U.R.T.” remix album was released on April 20th, 2018, with collaborations and remixes by Felice, SAER, Daniel Simmons, Spaceship Earth, Waterchild, and Batavia. The albums first single “Leaving You Out (Felice Remix)” was premiered on renowned EDM blog, Dancing Astronaut, and the full album was featured on We Rave You on release day. Now, the single has over 200K listens on Spotify. Most recently, MELD opened for The Main Squeeze in Nashville, TN at Exit/In prior to launching a 30-date summer tour which landed them at Music On The Mothership Festival In Taos, New Mexico, and Sonic Bloom in Colorado. In previous solo projects, MELD (Melanie Dewey,) has had the opportunity to share the stage with jam bands Zoogma, Maggie Rose, and Brothers Past.
“MELD is fresh on the scene, but you best believe the waves she’s making are big. “Easy On The Game” is rich with soul. MELD’s sound is straight-up comforting, a thing we all need more of these days.” -Hayden Leland, Staff Writer, Nylon
“MELD’s Voice is full of soul and emotion.” – Dancing Astronaut
“The result is a soulful alchemy, a synthesis between electronic and traditional elements that blur the lines between past and present.” – Zach Schepis, Editor in Chief, BTRToday
“Balancing atmosphere with grounded force, her voice trail-blazes through the layers, a velvet beacon that can swell from a lull to crescendos of power in a matter of seconds.” – Zach Schepis, Editor in Chief, BTRToday
“Her vivacious and loving spirit is found all throughout her music.” – Julian Ciany, Staff Writer, No Country for New Nashville
“Dewey’s songs propose an interesting juxtaposition. They’re undeniably pop with heavy synths, modern effects and expert production. But the subject matter isn’t just bubble gum. It’s actually condemning fluff, to ripping the soul from the art or disregarding the poet in the corner.” – Jess Novak, Syracuse New Times
“ ‘Easy on the Game’ sets Dewey’s caramelly vocals against an R&B backdrop, heavy on the B. I can easily imagine this single wafting atop the smoke in some nightclub, but MELD has a contemporary take that will suit both modern listeners and old school soul fans alike.” – Carly Schorman, Senior Editor, YabYum Arts