Melody Pool is a young artist with an old soul.
Her debut album, The Hurting Scene, sends the listener time-travelling to coffee houses in the late ’60s, with songs reminiscent of early Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne.
Crowdfunding enabled Melody, from Kurri Kurri in NSW, to make The Hurting Scene in Nashville with producers Jace Everett and Brad Jones.
After releasing the album independently, Melody signed to Mushroom Music Publishing & Liberation Music who re-released The Hurting Scene in July 2013. She toured with Californian duo The Milk Carton Kids, who then invited Melody to tour Europe.
“The Hurting Scene is one of the most accomplished debuts by an Australian singer-songwriter for many years,” stated Iain Shedden in his 4½-star review in The Australian. “A star is born,” declared Stack magazine.
Tales of lost love, infidelity and asserting independence, The Hurting Scene contains a dozen original songs that are beguiling and bittersweet. “I’m in love,” Melody sings, “and you’re to blame.”
Jace Everett said simply: “The Hurting Scene will break your heart.” Melody dedicated the album “to anyone living on the hurting scene”.
These are songs that will break your heart. And soothe your soul.