Taking from a variety of genres, Carmen Mellino procures a sound that is both an amalgamation of old and new, adding her own spin on the 90s, grunge resonation. Complete with softer, vocal intonations painted against a backdrop of the fast drums and hard guitar, Mellino’s new single acts as a perfect listen for desiring the best of both worlds.
Described as “noisy, colourful and cringey”, the variation of sounds and influences encompasses this in the most positive light possible. The noisiness is exacerbated by the harder drops and dips in the chorus, thrusting the song into a different realm and then returning it to a calmer and softer harmony, singing of an affectionate love for someone. Colourful, in the sense that the song emanates a summery vibration, reminiscent of that signature Parisian-style. The ‘grunginess’ of the song places it within a particular era, but the pop-y, fresh attitude of her manner propels the track forwards.
Strongly reminiscent of the prominent grunge-rock sounds of the 90s, her ability to move in between the softer and harder strands of the genre make the song a fun and emotive listen. Certainly, Mellino’s version of the genre is pretty and somewhat delicate, facilitating a conglomerate mix of various techniques. The thick distortion of guitar sounds alludes to one’s own memories, and makes the listener recollect and contemplate; to think of that one person who perhaps pervades the senses.
A relaxed air of Francophone influence allows for this fresh, new track to stand out against the crowd, leaning towards a softer side of romantic angst with her attractive and embellished vocals. Encapsulated by the comforts of an amorous relationship, the song promises a summery sensation of a tipsy haze of vibrancy and fun.
Carmen Mellino is one to look out for her. Check out her new release ‘U’re so Pretty’.
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