[PREMIERE] MELANIE?: 16 Candles

[PREMIERE] MELANIE?: 16 Candles

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Think 80s synths, then dunk them down into triplet trap grooves, that's MELANIE?'s latest, "16 Candles." The Toronto based artist combines the best of vintage instrumentation and locks them in with the adroit rhythms of modern hip-hop. Distorted 808s sit alongside filtered synths and juxtapose each other with a precision that's as contrasting as it is hooky. Really, we keep coming back to this beat. And with MELANIE?'s airy vocal bringing a winding topline to this track, we're sold. 

I finally realized that the answer lies in every person who has ever hidden from themselves, or tried to be something other than themselves, but is now on the search to find who they really are. The line in my single ‘16 Candles’ ‘you’re the only one, so why you running away?” may sound like a plea to a lover, but in truth it is a plea to one’s self – to myself– to stop running away from the things that make us who we are; our relationships, our addictions, our depression, our demons. It’s the theme of the single, the EP, and the theme of my life.
— MELANIE?
HÅN: 1986

HÅN: 1986

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