Santa Cruz-based up and coming singer-songwriter Melaku definitely didn’t fail to instil the California sun into their captivatingly ethereal Indie Pop single “Dreamin’”.
There’s a slight hint of Beatles-style Psych Pop offered by the warm tonality of the almost choral instrumental arrangement. Yet Melaku’s single unravelled as a pioneeringly distinctive soundscape born through the utilisation of everything from Soul to Classic Rock to Indie Pop.
Expect soaring instrumental melodies, equally as arrestive vocals and lyrics which leave little to the imagination through the pure candid openness. Tracks such as Dreamin’ are timeless, and we’ll always be happy to hear such expressively soulful soundscapes. It hits you with raw emotion without triggering the ‘I’m listening to a ballad’ guilt’.
You can check out Melaku’s single Dreamin’ for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast