Melody's Echo Chamber unveils new single + visualiser "Alma"
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Melody's Echo Chamber unveils new single + visualiser "Alma"

Today Melody’s Echo Chamber releases “Alma”, the last single to be taken from her magnificent forthcoming third studio album, Emotional Eternal - out 29th April via Domino.  

A year after giving birth to her daughter, Melody was separated from her for a night and felt the urge to fill the void with something else: music. The result was “Alma”: a beautiful paean to motherhood concluding with resounding violins and ebow that together evoke the spirit of the eternal and the circularity of life. 

“To me this song is a butterfly,” Melody commented. “It feels more like a little poem to life than a song; it was the first song to arise from the echoes of silence since Bon Voyage. I think I recorded the emotion of that kind of spiritual experience of the essential yet heart-breaking separation from the pure love bubble to the world of others.” 

She continued: “We recorded “Alma” in Swahn's studio in Stockholm again; I remember we gave special attention to the groove, to give it a swing and emphasis on the light side, with a minor sound of danger in the veil of the mist somewhere. Johan Holmegaard played drums, Gustav Estjes played the piano and little velvet flute; Josephin Runsteen created transcending strings and noises directed by Reine and Swahn.” 

The accompanying video was directed by Hyoyon Paik (Chlöe) whom Melody also collaborated with on the video for lead track “Looking Backward”. The video for “Alma” depicts the astral travel of a soul travelling freely until it eventually arrives back at its origin, beautifully expressing the inevitable circularity of life. 

Melody's Echo Chamber Emotional Eternal

Album | 29th April 2022

Emotional Eternal, the third studio album from Melody’s Echo Chamber, is a deeply human collection of songs full of prolonged moments of sonic transcendency – a record that clearly exhibits its maturity but still regards the world with a childlike wonder. Having swapped Paris for the clean air of the Alps, Melody hopes “the record has that uplifting quality. I made some big and impactful decisions and changes to my life. It took me to where it is peaceful, and I think the record reflects this.”

Tracklisting

  • 1Emotional Eternal
  • 2Looking Backward
  • 3Pyramids in the Clouds
  • 4The Hypnotist
  • 5Personal Message
  • 6Where the Water Clears the Illusion
  • 7A Slow Dawning of Peace
  • 8Alma_The Voyage

Melody's Echo Chamber Emotional Eternal

Album | 29th April 2022

Emotional Eternal, the third studio album from Melody’s Echo Chamber, is a deeply human collection of songs full of prolonged moments of sonic transcendency – a record that clearly exhibits its maturity but still regards the world with a childlike wonder. Having swapped Paris for the clean air of the Alps, Melody hopes “the record has that uplifting quality. I made some big and impactful decisions and changes to my life. It took me to where it is peaceful, and I think the record reflects this.”

Tracklisting

  • 1Emotional Eternal
  • 2Looking Backward
  • 3Pyramids in the Clouds
  • 4The Hypnotist
  • 5Personal Message
  • 6Where the Water Clears the Illusion
  • 7A Slow Dawning of Peace
  • 8Alma_The Voyage
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Live Dates

Wednesday 15th March

Melody's Echo Chamber
Scala, London, UK

Thursday 16th March

Melody's Echo Chamber
Alhambra, Paris, France

Tuesday 28th March

Melody's Echo Chamber
Lodge Room, Los Angeles (LA), US

Wednesday 29th March

Melody's Echo Chamber
Lodge Room, Los Angeles (LA), US

Thursday 30th March

Melody's Echo Chamber
Lodge Room, Los Angeles (LA), US

Saturday 1st April

Melody's Echo Chamber
Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York (NYC), US

Sunday 2nd April

Melody's Echo Chamber
Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York (NYC), US

Monday 29th May - Sunday 4th June

Melody's Echo Chamber
Primavera In The City - Barcelona 2023, Barcelona, Spain

Saturday 4th November

Melody's Echo Chamber
Parque Bicentenario, Mexico City, Mexico