Mel Parsons releases Slow Burn, the title track from her next album, due out later this year.
The easy-going vibe of Slow Burn, is just what we need in these uncertain times. Here’s the blurb with more:
Award-winning singer-songwriter Mel Parsons has today released the mellow third single ‘Slow Burn’, the title track from her upcoming album SLOW BURN, to be released later this year.
Hypnotic and meandering, the single has a warm and relaxed vibe, with Parsons’ mellow emotive vocal resigned to the highs and lows of life. Lazy slide guitar weaves in and out of Slow Burn’s steady acoustic instrumentation, conjuring up a nostalgic feeling of simpler times.
“I’m slow on the lesson, I’m slow on the learn” sings Mel in ‘Slow Burn’.” I guess I’m just a slow burn.”
Written by Mel Parsons and produced by Josh Logan, the track was engineered by Adam Hogan and mastered by Oliver Harmer. Featured on the single is Ōtautahi musician Jed Parsons playing drums and singing backup vocals, with Aaron Stewart on bass.
Today’s release ‘Slow Burn’ follows on from the August 2021 release ‘Carry On’and the December 2021 release ‘Already Gone’, with these three singles setting the tone of the upcoming album SLOW BURN, and giving a taste of what’s to come.
These tracks are the first new releases from Mel since her critically acclaimed album GLASS HEART, which saw her win the coveted Best Folk Artist / Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa at the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards. The record was also a finalist for the 2019 Taite Music Prize and Top 20 finalist at 2019’s APRA Silver Scroll Award.
The album’s accolades are among a number of significant milestones, which have contributed to Mel’s recognition on the international indie-folk scene. Her debut album OVER MY SHOULDER and her sophomore album RED GREY BLUE were both finalists for Folk Album of the Year (in 2009 and 2011, respectively). This is all in addition to her 2015 released album DRYLANDS, which spent 51 weeks in the Independent Music NZ Album charts and won a Tui for Best Engineer in the same year. The full-time touring artist also garnered a Silver Scroll finalist nod for ‘Get Out Alive’ in 2015 and the 2016 NZCMA Best Song for ‘Alberta Sun’.
Keep an eye out for the accompanying video for ‘Slow Burn’, set to be released within the week.