Before I even pressed play on Melanie Joy’s single “Screaming into Pillows” I knew that it would be a powerful, compelling soundscape.
There aren’t all too many singer-songwriters bold enough to use such striking imagery in their releases. But thankfully, not every artist feels the inclination to portray themselves as a plasticised vacuous deity. Melanie Joy has created a captivatingly candid single with Screaming into Pillows; a soundscape defined by its melancholic frustration, and cinematic instrumental arrangement.
The raw honesty and dramatically intense classic pop single hooks you in right from the prelude. From there on out, you’re treated to Melanie Joy’s nuanced, perfectly poised vocals which contain plenty of distinction in the stormy, artful pop ballad.
You can check out Screaming into Pillows along with the rest of Melanie Joy’s album “Out of the Wreckage” for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast