Monday, April 11, 2022

Melissa Weikart - "Ocean Song"

Photo by Malu Franca

French-American vocalist, pianist, and composer Melissa Weikart has released a captivating piano based avant pop single, "Ocean Song." Weikart's piano playing on this song isn't like anything you've heard in mainstream pop or alt-rock music. "Ocean Song" is far from a traditional pop song and is much more experimental based. Weikart's vocals are what helps hold the song together, and is the pop part of "avant pop." Her voice is what is going to pull you in with its warmth. This is a captivating song for anyone who likes their music a little to the left of the dial.

Melissa Weikart says of her new song:

I’ve loved the ocean since I was a kid; a lot of my childhood memories are wrapped up in summers spent running between the freezing cold water and the scorching sand, trying to catch the tallest waves and getting lost in the meditation of the back and forth. Ocean song is a lullaby of reckoning, a return to the self when all the excess is washed away, and it is also a desire to live that journey consumed by somebody else, in hindsight, the act of free falling without a safety net mistaken for deep intimacy.”

You can watch the video for "Ocean Song" below. Here, There will be out May 27 on Northern Spy Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Melissa Weikart, check out the artist's website.

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