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Soul songwriter MELD launches Kickstarter for debut LP

Having released her debut EP H.U.R.T. in 2017, soul fusion singer-songwriter Melanie Dewey -- known as MELD -- has launched a Kickstarter to kick off recording sessions with her band for her upcoming debut LP. Dewey has performed around Nashville for a few years now, and has taken her act across ten different states and over twenty-five cities. Her hope with her music and her debut album is to help inspire more women into the forefront of soul music and to show that eclectic musical elements can jam well together when put together the right way. With her Kickstarter, Dewey hopes not only to cover all the costs for her band, the studio time, and the other production expenses, but also to build a record that will allow her to share her voice beyond anywhere she's ever shared it before. You can view the campaign page here, and you can watch Dewey and the rest of MELD perform live at Rockwood Music Hall in New York below. - Will Sisskind


Arts Fishing Club play 11.01 release show at True Music Room

With a now fully-realized band sound and an EP on the loose, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Kessenich's project Arts Fishing Club will perform a Nashville release show on November 1st and True Music Room and Bar. Kessenich and his band released the first set of tracks from their EP Human on October 26th; the five songs showcase Kessenich blending his past folk sound with a touch of indie rock and world beats. The track "Cannibals (Song For Aleppo)" -- about the Syrian Civil War -- has notes of passion from Chris Martin and Bono, and gives a lyrical nod to Steve Perry. Songs with stadium rock electricity like that on this record show that Kessenich and Arts Fishing Club as a whole are headed in an exciting direction; check them out on 11.01 at True Music Room. Take a listen to the first track from Human, "Icarus" below. - Will Sisskind

Kelly Hoppenjans releases indie pop digital single "Every Which Way"

Those who know indie pop songstress Kelly Hoppenjans from her 2017 release Dreaming Is Easy will love her new digital single Every Which Way, which The Deli premieres today. The two new songs on the release -- which drop officially on November 2nd -- showcase Hoppenjans's sound, with which fans of Ingrid Michaelson and Cat Power will fall in love. Both tracks on Every Which Way come from collaborations with other Nashville singer-songwriters: Hoppenjans worked on the title track with indie artist Natalie Royal, and the B-side "From Where I Stand" enlists the pop-folk lyrical skills of Jilian Linklater. Every Which Way precedes what's to come next for Hoppenjans, which includes a full-length album in 2019. Listen to "Every Which Way" below. - Will Sisskind


Safari Room plays The East Room on 11.02

Safari Room have been active since 2016, but they've spent the past year in a fervor of recording frenzy, putting out their single "Antelope" in June and then their EP Actual Feelings in July. The versatile indie pop group stems from the musical and lyrical brain of Alec Koukol, who employs the help of friends and fellow Nashville musicians Simon Knudtson, Emma Lambiase, and Nathan Gamble to help bring the songs to life. Safari Room have continued to track songs in the studio throughout the summer and fall, meaning that new music could be on the way. They'll play what they've been working on at The East Room on 11.02 with Luke Krutzke & the High Tides and Willix also on the bill. Take a listen to Actual Feelings below. - Will Sisskind


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