A wonderfully talented singer-songwriter currently living in Ireland, Mel Maryns is one of the music industry’s best-kept secrets. A gorgeous performer and inspired artist, Mel first began singing as a child, and with the accompaniment of her Father on guitar, the pair filled their house with music. In time, she taught herself how to play piano, and eventually began writing her own original songs, laying a foundation from which her style and sound could flourish.
In 2018, Mel took the brave step of busking on the streets of Cork and Dublin, earning her stripes and getting her first taste of a live crowd. With each performance, Mel’s passion grew, and in the years that followed, she released a string of impressive singles, capturing the hearts and minds of her audience and announcing herself in perfect form.
Today, we decided it was finally time to sit down with Mel and get to know more about the rising pop icon and her dream of sharing her music to the world.
Mel, it’s a pleasure to have you here, thank you so much for taking the time out to speak with us. We’ve been following your career for a while, but where did it all start?
I’ve been singing since I was a little kid, my dad used to play guitar and there was always music in the house, we used to always sing together, and I always had this really good feeling when I used to sing as if that was my destiny. Knowing that, I started writing my own original songs, I learned how to play the piano by teaching myself and watching YouTube videos and after a while, I started singing on the streets and I just knew that singing was my passion and it felt like it was meant to be.
Your music is constantly changing and evolving, especially since your debut single came out in 2017. How would you categorise your sound?
I would describe my music as… Mel Maryns. My music has that ‘pop’ rock style. I love to rock out. My music is like my brain, my feelings, so everything that I feel I put it into lyrics and melodies. I love to write my own music.
Your songs always have that timeless edge to them, something that is sadly lacking from most modern music. Where does that come from?
I grew up listening to Gun’s and Roses, Skid Row, and Bon Jovi. I wish I was born in the ‘80s and ‘90s just to experience that epic rock.
How do you infuse that sense into your song? Is there something special in your songwriting process that makes each song hit so hard?
I write everything that my heart feels. I start with the melody, then what I want to talk about, and then I write the lyrics. I find inspiration in everything even when I’m having a bad day, which leads me to write sad emotional songs. It’s very rare for me to not have inspiration as I’m always listening to music and reading.
I’ve written all my songs by myself. I’m a very creative person and I love to write. The fact that you can put your feelings into words and melodies is everything to me.
What’s the most important thing for you when you’re writing a song?
To be real, that way you can connect with people and inspire them.
It’s been a pleasure talking with you today, Mel, I know you’re extremely busy. What’s next for you as an artist? Any new releases or shows on the horizon?
I recently released three singles, ‘Get Away’, ‘Someone to Hold’ and ‘Burning Flames’, available now all music platforms. And I’m planning on releasing a new single every month till the end of the year and hopefully make an album.
You can find all of Mel’s music available via Spotify above, and be sure to follow her on all her social media pages below so you don’t miss the new album when it drops!
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