Review: Melanie Crew – Midnight Sounds.

Melanie Crew recently released her EP, Midnight Sounds. a singer and musician from London, writing acoustic, Crew spent 10 years playing classical clarinet then turned her attention to her guitar, and has spent the last few years writing songs inspired by musicians such as Kathryn Williams and Elliott Smith. You can listen to the EP here.

Crew has a stunning voice. A crystal clear vocal that delivers with some beautifully honest lyricism which shines from the start of the EP. The emotion and storytelling of her writing is the thing that gets your attention, particularly tracks such as Visions which is a short but bittersweet track on Midnight Sounds that grabs your heart.

The melodies that Crew creates with just an acoustic are just as stunning. The Place I Knew is a great example of this where the easy guitar with percussion really highlights the strength of the melodies she creates on this record. Midnight Sounds is a record packed with beautiful, chilled out melodies that harmonise with Crew’s melodies perfectly.

Melanie Crew releases another stunning record, if you love acoustic work done gorgeously, this is your EP.

Review: Melanie Crew – Further Away EP.

Melanie Crew recently released her new EP Further Away which you can find now through Bandcamp. Following up from her first EP, Until The End, Crew comes back with some fantastic acoustic melodies, these being heard recently on BBC Radio 6 and local radio stations and it’s not surprising why.

Crew illustrates with ease on this EP the quality of her voice on this record, she has such a lovely tone on Further Away, with a softer sound to her voice that really works with the melodies throughout the record. The timing of the melodies is impeccable and Crew shows that strength on this record when needed particularly on tracks such as Ghost.

The lyrics are honest and poetic throughout and makes for a very human sound on Further Away, her voice really giving those words real power on these tracks that work in harmony very well on this record. Crew really delivers particularly on tracks such as All That I Want, where her vocals really blend with the melodies perfectly, creating one of the highlights of this EP for me.

Further Away is a nice listen, with great acoustic melodies and vocals that really shine throughout this record, Melanie Crew really accentuates her strengths on this record with ease, those guitar sounds really working to her voice from start to finish. Highlights for me on this record are All That I Want and opening track, Bring You Back, however this EP really works well together and makes for a great listen.

8/10.