Title - 'Wolf Song'
Artist - Melody Duncan
For those not in the know, Atlanta, GA-based singer-songwriter/violinist/multi-instrumentalist Melody Duncan has just released her debut solo album, Wolf Song, this past March 12th, 2021.
With hints of Americana, indie-pop, chamber-pop, and folk woven together into a compelling mix, the songs on the album also feature Duncan’s unique vocals, a slightly gravelly beckoning into the depths of her music.
With a clear vision and focus, Wolf Song was entirely written, performed, recorded, and produced by Duncan.
2. 'Wolf Song'
4. 'Dear Friend'
7. 'Over the Hill'
11. 'Rain Storm'
This exceptionally fresh and uniquely vibrant new album opens with the angelic, choir-like few seconds of 'Prelude' and backs that up with the foot-tappin' Americana title track 'Wolf Song,' the atmospheric 'Cardinal' and then we get the gently strummed storytelling of 'Dear Friend' and then some Old West-whistled harmonies accompany the delightful 'Lonely.'
Prior to her solo music endeavors, Duncan was a member of the international touring group The Mulligan Brothers, where she brought violin, fiddle, keyboards, and vocals to the band.
Together they hit the top 50 on the Americana charts in the U.S. and played the Cayamo Cruise with artists such as Emmylou Harris, Brandi Carlile, Shawn Mullins, Steve Earle and John Paul White.
With Wolf Song, instead of playing songs that others had written, Duncan finally set out to share her own original music with the world. True to her upbringing, her original music is a mix of genres, a taste all its own.
Perhaps none more so than the floatingly ambient 'Paper' and the delicately played and sung 'Over the Hill,' which are in turn backed by the gossamer beauty within 'Reunion,' before the album closes out on the atmospheric trio of 'Campfire,' the rain-imbued 'Edward,' finally closing on the near five minute, and aptly entitled 'Rain Storm' - in which all you hear for the entirety of those minutes is an actual, real life rain storm! (which, I swear, by about halfway through you can start to smell!)
In addition to counting the members of her family as musically encouraging and motivating, Duncan has also drawn inspiration from artists as diverse as Freddie Mercury, Alison Krauss, Elton John, Chris Thile, and James Taylor.
“They are masters of their craft, and they make technically savvy music readily enjoyable to all types of audiences,” says Duncan.
"Listening to their music makes my heart happy. The music keeps me company and makes me feel inspired. My hope is to pass that on, to add light, inspiration, and encouragement to other people. I feel that music can be like a prayer, a hope, a connection to our deepest source of light.”
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