Scene News: MUNRO MELANO drops new single CANNONBALLS ahead of debut album

MUNRO MELANO drops new single CANNONBALLS ahead of debut album release.

After almost four years of balancing a day-job as a social worker, a night job composing for film ([CENSORED], Paper Trails, Doing it in Public), and a weekend job as a session musician, Munro Melano has finally finished his deeply ambitious debut full-length self-titled album. Prior to this he released two independent EPs, Running Round and Blue Veins. “Cannonballs” is the second single to be lifted from the upcoming album, following on from previous single “Semi Spinning”.

“When you’re writing music for other people while also holding on to a day job, you’re own album is always the thing that gets pushed to the side. It was frustrating not having the time to finish it, but it’s been amazing to see how my relationship to the music has changed over the long stretches of time between writing, recording, and getting the album out there.”
Munro Melano

It was around the time when Munro was coming to finally completing the album that he was welcoming the birth of his first child.

“I’d be working till 4:30am on the album with the baby sleeping on my chest. Becoming a father is like growing new skin; everything feels different, including all this music that I’d spent years writing and recording.”
Munro Melano

Cannonballs” was produced by long time friend and collaborator Yen Nguyen (Mechanical Pterodactyl) and recorded across multiple Victorian Studios – The Aviary, St. Charles, and Echidna Studios. Additional late night synth recording sessions took place in Munro’s garage and weekend vocal takes were in Yen’s kitchen. The single was originally tracked with Munro’s live band and then layered with additional synthesizers, samples, and a four piece horn section.

The single is taken from the self-titled debut album scheduled for release on the 7th November 2019


Reservoir Stomp Festival, VIC
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Longplay, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Union Hotel, Brunswick, Melbourne
Sunday, December 1, 2019
(supporting Moreland City Soul Review)

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