Melissa Bel is a UK-based singer-songwriter from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Not too long ago, she released a wonderful six-track EP, titled, “Alone Time,” which offers an influential ode to the global pandemic.
Melissa Bel – “Better In The Morning” video
“I spent lots of time walking in the countryside and I would come up with lyrics and concepts, or tweak ones we already had. I recorded the birdsong and some other nature samples that you hear throughout the EP on a couple of my walks. And I went back to one of my favorite spots in the woods to shoot the artwork for ‘Better In The Morning.’” – Melissa Bel explained
Finding familiar comfort in nature, Melissa Bel continues to transcend musical barriers across the world stage. Her “Better In the Morning” single sets the stage for the EP while reassuring listeners and herself that things are going to be okay. It’s Bel’s hope that her EP accentuates the importance of slowing down, spending time in nature, and appreciating the fleeting moments we have with our loved ones.
Melissa Bel – “Alone Time” EP
Melissa Bel transcends musical eras and genres with a voice that is timelessly soulful, yet distinctly fresh. She creates a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of singer-songwriter-pop, bringing intricate narratives to life with heartfelt lyrics, enchanting melodies, and indelible hooks. Armed with the influences of Eva Cassidy, John Mayer, and The Beatles in her subconscious, her “Alone Time” EP offers listeners a moment for self-reflection.
Stream Melissa Bel’s “Alone Time” EP
Produced by Kaity Rae (The Shires, Liv Dawson, Natalie Shay), “Alone Time” is a collection of six tracks exploring themes of solitude, anxiety, dreaming, and growth, with an overarching sense of hope weaving its way throughout. The wheels for the project started turning after Bel and Rae met during a virtual writing camp in the pinnacle of Lockdown, and their creative chemistry was instant. Taking to their respective home studios, they worked mostly via Zoom to bring the project to life, forming an EP that would go on to be mixed by Jamie Sellers (Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Ronan Keating).
Throughout her career, Melissa Bel has performed across the world stage, opening for artists such as Kylie Minogue and Maverick Sabre. She co-wrote Avril Lavigne‘s 2018 single, “Tell Me It’s Over,” and achieved a Top 10 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts with her song, “If She Hadn’t Lied.” Garnering airplay on BBC Radio, her music received humbling support from Apple Music, Amazon Music Canada, and BBC Introducing across Surrey and Sussex. Also, she landed a no.1 spot on CIBL 101.5 Radio in Montreal. Garnering substantial TikTok support, it’s safe to say Melissa Bel is onto something huge.
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