MELD w/ Sister Ivy
Friday February 1 @ 10:00 pm - Saturday February 2 @ 2:00 am
Genre: Progressive Soul
Cover: Ca$h Donation$ @ Door
MELD’s music is an eclectic soulful journey. Drawing inspiration from her two favorite genres, Electronica and Classic Soul, she has created a unique fusion of musical elements. People have likened her performance to that of a “modern day” Janis Joplin meets Janelle Monae.
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 is set to be released in March 2018, with collaborations and remixes by Felice, Y-Diz, Smurphio, SAER, Daniel Simmons, Spaceship Earth, Waterchild, and Batavia. In previous solo projects, MELD (Melanie Dewey,) has had the opportunity to share the stage with jam bands Zoogma, Papadosio, and Brothers Past.
Sister Ivy fuses Neo-soul, Jazz, R&B, and Rock elements to carry poetic musings to the listener’s ear on a groove-able beat. Lyrical content spans a wide spectrum, emotional states ranging from sweet infatuation to righteous anger; content ranging from entomological curiosity to suspicions of an impending apocalypse. However, no matter how dim the story seems, there is always a glimmer of hope hidden…somewhere. The sonic vehicle on which the lyrics travel is twisted and expansive, with influences spanning from Badu and Glasper to Radiohead and Pink Floyd.
Listen at your own risk. Sister Ivy may attempt to challenge your core beliefs or (gasp) move your feet a little.