Upcoming Release: Played – Melisa Whiskey

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Overflowing with soul and emotion, Played is the rousing introduction to the velvety, caramel tones of MELISA WHISKEY.

A poignant reflection of a relationship, Played is both atmospheric and poetic, displaying Whiskey’s finesse as both a writer and singer.

The record is the first to be taken from her forthcoming debut E.P, due early 2017, which is the first release on her own label Whiskey Music. However, Melisa is no stranger to music and you may recognize her unmistakable vocals from the anthemic ‘Threshold’ by UK dance producer Redlight and ‘Searching’ from the house legend Roger Sanchez, both of which have been released over the last year.

Taking to her roots and influence, from the likes of Lauryn Hill, Sade and Amy Winehouse, Melisa’s own releases lay her expressive, soulful style bare and in full glory. Elements of vulnerability glint through and are met by the juxtaposition of the power and strength within her voice as the lyrics resonate.

Not to be missed…have a listen to Played.

Upcoming Release: Satellite – I AM WILLOW

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Having gained support from BBC Introducing, Q Magazine, and Time Out (Top 5 Rising Stars of 2015) over the past 12 months, London-based and classically trained singer-songwriter I.AM.WILLOW is all to set release for her highly anticipated single Satellite on 16th December.

In the almost four-minute production, the Malta-born musician utilises a cinematic-pop explosion of influences from Kate Bush and Tori Amos, highlighted by the contrasting subtlety and power of her vocals, melodic arrangements and evocative lyricism.

In 2009 I.AM. WILLOW was nominated and won ‘Best Songwriter’ and ‘Best Female Artist’ at the Malta Music Awards, prompting her decision to move to England. The opportunities followed; from recording sessions with Grammy Award winning producer Steve Orchard, to appearances at festivals and venues such as Jazz Café, Bush Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and The Great Escape. She signed her first publishing deal with Fairwood Music, in 2013.

Over the past year, Willow has scored two No.1 album cuts in Spain (Ghost Town by Auryn and Head For The Stars by Sweet California), No.5 in South Africa (Elizma Theron), features with two of the biggest selling recording artists in Japan and China (Koda Kumi and China Lin Kailun respectively) and several song placements used in film trailers in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany and China, including US TV show Chasing Life, and French film Boomerang. WILLOW has also collected some famous fans along the way; legendary singer Annie Lennox offered her free studio time after hearing a private performance, and Sting booked her for his official after party during his Malta tour.

She now turns her focus to releasing new solo material with an EP to follow in 2017. Have a listen to her stunning single.