"This is definitely not your average country album – and a recording you must check out." - Folk Roots Radio
"Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind, explores the wide open spaces of the Wild West -- and she's got the voice to fill it." - No Depression
TOUR STOPS IN MONTREAL, HOMETOWN SHOW IN CORNWALL, NEW YORK CITY & CAMBRIDGE
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19, 2018 - TODAY, Melanie Brulée – a powerful new Americana voice – releases Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind. The album came to life following a road trip from Nashville to Las Vegas along Route 66, and includes the singles I'll Get Over Youand Whiskey & Whine. Last night she celebrated the release in Toronto with a packed crowd at the Cadillac Lounge, and this weekend will continue on the road to Montreal, and her hometown of Cornwall, ON. Full details can be found below and at www.melaniebrulee.com.
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“Six of us went on a road trip from Nashville to Vegas, where this album was conceived. Three of us travelled in a rented 19-ft RV and stayed at campsites and the other three drove a cheap sedan, staying in motels and camping in a tent.” Brulée continues; ”I was in a writer’s block when I left; I came back with this album. It’s meant to be listened to as a soundtrack, like a Quentin Tarantino film.”
The album’s 12 songs are loosely based around the idea of the 12 steps of addiction recovery. It is a tip of the hat to loved ones who've gotten sober and those who never did, including her dad. It explores the theme of letting go of habits that are no longer useful.
The new album has garnered attention from The Boot, No Depression, FYI Music News, SiriusXM North Americana, Folk Roots Radio, Mother Church Pew, The Bluegrass Situation and The Great Dark Wonder to name a few. Brulée currently lives in Toronto but spends a lot of time songwriting in Nashville. She’s already opened for Kathleen Edwards; won a Stingray Music Rising Star Award, and joined Chicago’s Strategic Touring for US booking.
Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind Track Listing
1. I Will
2. I’ll Get Over You
3. Pretty Wasteland
4. Can’t Rely on Rain
5. Whiskey & Whine
6. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
7. Tennessee Years
9. Oklahoma Rain
10. Bust It Up & Fix It
11. We Get Lost
12. I Will (reprise)
Album Cover Art: DOWNLOAD
Promo Photo - Credit: Emma Lee || DOWNLOAD
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Saturday, October 20 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus (w/Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar)
Sunday, October 21 - Cornwall, ON - The Port Theatre
Tuesday, November 6 - New York City, NY - Hill Country
Tuesday, November 20 - Cambridge, MA - Atwood's Tavern
*More To Be Announced Soon*
What's The Story about Melanie Brulée?
Born in Cornwall Ontario to bilingual parents, Toronto-based Melanie Brulée interweaves her native language into her art like she crisscrosses musical genres: with ease. From the first listen, you can hear how her years living in Australia and France have influenced her style and sound. The first offering rich surf-style guitar tones and catchy hooks and the latter blurring the lines between audience and performer, like a speakeasy cabaret. What most might call Americana, folk-rock or country music, Melanie colours with her own distinctive essence, bringing a vintage respect to a modern sound. Seeing her ease onstage, it’s clear that’s where she feels most at home, quickly winning over audiences with her charisma.
Melanie’s striking stage presence, unique vocal stylings and expressive confidence have opened several doors for her since the release of her French album Débridée (2015), giving her the chance to build a solid team including management, booking, distribution and publishing. Critically acclaimed by media in Québec as well as across Canada, the album earned Melanie a Stingray Music Rising Star Award as well as three Trille Or nominations at Canada’s largest recognition of excellence in the arts outside of Québec. Melanie was featured on the official Ontario 150 anthem ‘A Place to Stand’ which was highly distributed across the province during 2017.
Her singles have been on regular rotation on CBC, Radio-Canada as well as Sirius XM satellite in Canada and the USA, allowing her to build a following and tour the continent playing 100's of shows per year. Most recent highlights include opening for Kathleen Edwards, Whitehorse and Amanda Marshall as well as performances at renowned festivals such as Mariposa Folk Fest, Luminato, Francofolies, Montreal Folk on the Canal and multiple performances at Yonge-Dundas Square. Most recently, Melanie has been spending significant time honing her craft as a songwriter in Nashville with some of Music City’s finest in preparation for her upcoming 2018 release.
The success of Débridée opened another unexpected door, allowing her to begin a conversation about mental health with her audience. She began running workshops on self-confidence with students across North America, encouraging young people to talk about their fears and anxieties, offering tips and tricks on dealing with depression, and sharing her story as a suicide loss survivor. “After my father’s passing, I remember being so angry. The truth is that without being able to express myself through songwriting, I’d be an absolute mess. Sharing my story with others has helped me get through the pain and loss and I hope that I can offer the same refuge to others through music and open conversation.” Melanie’s third full-length album Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind further explores themes of family, loss and addiction.