A multi-faceted new artist making his mark, Mel has been carving his way through the independent scene with ease in the last few years. Armed with a diverse sound that shifts from chilled lo-fi sounds to more rapturous indie rock, Mel has become a unique and poignant artist. Today, he’s shared an impressive new single, capitalising on his knack for infusing tracks with emotive vibes and killer lines to create ‘Never Feeling Lonely’.
Mel, the musical moniker of artist Matthew Greary, began as a project in 2019. After starting to write songs at the age of sixteen, and finding a passion through artists like Mac Demarco, Gus Dapperton, Cuco, and Eyedress, Matthew delivered his first official release in ‘Tried’, a two-track piece that has since become the blueprint for his sound. Under the moniker, Mel has continued to impress fans and critics alike, and his latest single is no exception, offering a more robust sound that is pinned perfectly to his own personal moments.
Like all of Mel’s music, it’s defined by his personal life, offering an unwavering glimpse into his struggles with loneliness, depression, and anxiety. Where ‘Never Feeling Lonely’ differs though, is the perception around it, with Mel cutting out a more optimistic tone that flows through both the instrumentals and his lyrics. It’s a noticeable and enjoyable shift, and it ties in well with one of his more recent changes, focusing more on his faith and religion.
Mel explained, speaking about the new single, “[with] this song I wanted to highlight that I'm never feeling lonely because of my faith in Christ. This song is a reminder to me that I'm never alone. A reminder that when I’m feeling lonely or hopeless, Christ is always there with me.”
A testament to his abilities, ‘Never Feeling Lonely’ puts Mel firmly in the category of ‘one to watch’. Both personal and reflective, as well as accessible and easily enjoyed, it’s a song that blends together style and substance in all the best ways. You can stream the single now via Spotify, and don’t forget to check out the rest of his music there.
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