An album release from Melanie S Jane takes you on a musical journey through a vast and colorful classic rock soundscape and boasts tons of pop along the way.
The Inner Frequencies record is packed with catchy vocal hooks, some great guitar work and an outstanding songwriting palette built with layered textures that all come together to give the album an atmosphere that stands out.
There are some great synths, keys, and experimental sounds that gun the gambit throughout the course of this release and it's all got this great psychedelic undertone to it that becomes quickly addictive to say the leapt.
These songs really do take you away into a swirling and vast musical place that feels far away and it's refreshing.
This album isn't without its rock songs ither and those make you think of bands like Blondie at times. which is awesome.
Either way, the record has a ton to offer in the way of pop, rock, and more and it;s all tied together with Jane's vocal approach and character.
She always portrays so much presence on these songs that it's infectious.
With the release of such a lush album, we wanted to touch base with melanie S Jane to talk about the record and how it came to be.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Okay so let's start with the Inner Frequencies album. This record has a great edge to it with plenty of classic rock feels! Where did this album come from?
Thanks so much, really glad you enjoyed it. The album "Inner Frequencies" came from myself. I've been writing songs for quite a while and been in bands through the years. (Currently Emerald Stone). For the album it was great to write some new rocky songs mixed in with other styles of music I really enjoy too.
Buzz Slayers: I'm hearing several styles on this release. Who are some of your biggest musical influences?
Some early influences are: The Beatles, Hawkwind, early Pink Floyd, The Stranglers, David Bowie, The Stones music from the 60s, The Primitives, Astralasia.
Buzz Slayers: So how did this all begin for you really? When did you fall in love with making music?
I didn't intend to make music until, in my late 20s. One day I was walking in a park in Darlington, it was a sunny day and I heard this music in my head, it was pschedelic kind of music. And I wished I could of recorded it. But didn't even play any instruments at the time. So that inspired me to buy a guitar and a manual that taught chords. Unfortunately i couldn't remember the music in the park, but started writing songs once I could play some chords.
Buzz Slayers: What's next for you as an artist?
Looking forward to playing live this year. Its also nice to get radio play too. I've been working on videos for some of the songs from the album "If you need it". I'm about to upload "Higher lands", "Another dimension" and " The Vortex" onto YouTube over next weeks. Then going to make a few more videos. After that will be creating more songs for the next ep or album.
Buzz Slayers: What inspires you to write a song?
Some of the songs are fantasy songs like "In the moonlight". Quite a few songs have a spiritual meaning. Also do like learning about the universe, so that has inspired a few songs like "Mesmerised" and "Silver beam".
Buzz Slayers: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
I like to keep fit going for walks with my dog Archie. Meetimg up with friends. Also enjoy learning about the soul.
Buzz Slayers: Who are you listening to right now?
Wolf people, only just started listening this week.
Buzz Slayers: Are you putting any thought into live performances?
I have recently started playing songs from the album live. I'm so looking forward to this year's gigs and festivals.
Buzz Slayers: This album seems like a big undertaking. What kind of advice might you have for other up and coming artists out there?
Yes the album took quite a while to make, especially as I did it all myself. But at the same very exciting to do. So I would just like to say enjoy the journey especially if you write you own songs. It's a big adventure, where you don't know what's going to happen next.
Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
Lots of love and thank you so much for listening to the songs and watching the videos. Its amazing to know your out there. I love it when people come over after my performances for a chat.