Melanie Pierce – Out Of The Woods

Melanie Pierce – Out Of The Woods

 Melanie Pierce – Out Of The Woods

Melanie Pierce – Out Of The Woods

ARTIST NAME: Melanie Pierce

 

SONG TITLE: Out Of The Woods

 

ALBUM TITLE:
Social Sessions (LIVE from Social Recording Company)

 

RELEASE DATE: 5/7/21

 

GENRE: Pop/Alternative/Indie

 

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Hailing from Michigan, Melanie Pierce creates music that gives you permission to feel everything. Atmospheric and moody tones create a vast landscape; which then sets the stage for melodic vocals and heartfelt lyrics. Writing music that is aimed to help you overcome what’s been holding you back and to let it go is the dream. Feel the feelings. Lean into them… Move forward. Some words from Melanie: “Music has had my back when nothing and no one else did. It creates a space where I feel understood even if it is only for the length of a song. I’m not sure that I would still be here if music didn’t exist. If I can write songs that allow people to feel less alone and more understood, that is the dream.”

 

 

LYRICS:

 

Looking at it now
It all seems so simple
We were lying on your couch
I remember
You took a Polaroid of us
Then discovered
Then discovered
The rest of the world was black and white
But we were in screaming color

 

And I remember thinking
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good
Are we out of the woods?

 

Looking at it now
Last December
Last December
We were built to fall apart
Then fall back together
Back together

 

Ooh, your necklace hanging from my neck
The night we couldn’t quite forget
When we decided, we decided
To move the furniture so we could dance
Baby, like we stood a chance
Two paper airplanes flying, flying, flying

 

And I remember thinking
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good

 

Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good
Are we out of the woods?

 

Remember when you hit the brakes too soon?
Twenty stitches in a hospital room
When you started crying, baby, I did too
But when the sun came up, I was looking at you
Remember when we couldn’t take the heat?
I walked out
I said “I’m setting you free
But the monsters turned out to be just trees
When the sun came up you were looking at me
You were looking at me, oh
You were looking at me

 

Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
I remember
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Oh, I remember
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Yeah
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Yeah
Are we in the clear yet?
Yeah
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods yet?
Are we out of the woods?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
Are we in the clear yet?
In the clear yet, good

 

 

Discuss the concept of mixing genres together.
Mixing genres together to me is freeing. It feels right to explore and mesh together with your favorite parts of each respective genre. Pop music is a culmination of genres by nature, so it feels really good to me to continue to mesh styles to suit my music and me.

 

Elaborate on your childhood background.
I grew up in the suburbs and was not in a very musical family. My upbringing was one that discouraged music pursuits and encouraged academia. I managed to hold tight to my passion and I am full-steam ahead creating as much as I can now!

 

Discuss your music life.
At the moment my music life is focused on writing and planning. It comes in waves and each stage of the process is special in its own way to me. I’m really looking forward to playing shows soon!

 

Elaborate on your recording experience in the studio.
My experience in the studio has been great. I feel really understood there, and it’s so nice to be able to lay all of my ideas out and bring them to life. My producer has been wonderful and encouraging.

 

Discuss the songwriting process of this song.
This song is a cover, belonging to Taylor Swift. I do not claim or own any rights to this song. My performance and rendition of this song were heavily influenced by the pandemic and feeling particularly called to this song. It was so relatable and I really felt a collective kind of “sigh of relief” when singing and performing this one.

 

Tell us what is special about the song that can hook a listener.
The collective pandemic experience we have shared, and the line: “Are we out of the woods yet?” That collective feeling…

 

Discuss what you consider in a hit song.
I consider a hit song to be one that captures a shared experience/feeling not only lyrically, but also melodically. One that people cannot stop listening to.

 

Tell us your opinion on melody.
Melody is very important. I think the balance between a lyrically strong song, with the right melody tugs at different emotions and allows us to connect on multiple levels.

 

Elaborate on what you are doing to develop your music career.
I am writing a ton, and really working that muscle. I am seeking outperformance opportunities and am pushing my music to anyone who will listen to continue to grow my fan base/community.

 

List your greatest supporters.
My greatest supporters at this time are my producer Jake, my best friend Rachel, my parents, and my sister.

 

Compare a music career to a non-music career.
I feel that a music career is honestly a lot more work than a non-music career. It is a different kind of work and it requires and demands all parts of you in order for it to work. A non-music career is done when you clock out. You never truly clock out of a music career.

 

Discuss your music background.
I grew up always singing. I knew as a very small child that I was going to be a musician and singer. My grandmother taught me how to sing properly in a Sweet Adeline-style chorus. I’m not formally trained on any instrument at this time. I am self-taught and I write by ear.

 

State your future goals.
I will be a Grammy-winning artist. I will sell out stadiums and tour the world playing my music.

 

Discuss what has changed in the music business.
Everything and nothing… Everything is different, yet the business still adheres to a standard, outdated contract style that is designed to take and take from the artist to profit a company. Things are slowly changing for the better, but we still have so much work to do in order to have these contracts actually benefit artists in the long run.

 

Tell us the most important tools for an artist.
I believe that the most important tools for an artist are their imaginations, will, and patience.

 

Elaborate on the song.
The song is an anthem for those going through a major life event and seeing the situation from a new angle/perspective.

 

Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.
My name is Melanie Pierce, and the title of this album came from the recording studio in which I recorded it. This is a live, studio recording and I could not be more proud of it. This album captures my first live experience with these songs.

 

Share your press release and review with us.
Since her 2019 debut Doom Days, Melanie Pierce has channeled emotional, lyrically-driven pop music through dense atmospheric soundscapes. Sewn together with ear-catching melodies and honest hooks, Melanie Pierce has a knack for writing the kind of songs that invite listeners to let their guard down.
2020 saw the release of three new songs from Pierce: Headlights, Illusions, and Your Grave. A trio of singles charged with feeling and expressivity, these songs were aching to come alive in front of an audience. But when nationwide lockdowns erased the possibility of in-person events, Pierce was robbed of the catharsis of performing these new releases live. That changes on Social Sessions, where we finally get to witness Melanie Pierce lean into the emotional weight of her latest songs.
With her young fans behind her, Pierce has already been a featured artist on Phoenix 98 FM in the United Kingdom. She has wasted no time making a name locally as one of the most popular Detroit artists on Reverbnation. As the world makes its way open again in 2021 and beyond, Melanie Pierce plans to continue to explore cathartic expression through song and is longing to become a regular on-stage where she feels she can best connect with her audience. Keep an eye out for Melanie Pierce’s new live EP Social Sessions, out May 7, 2021.
“Having the opportunity to reimagine these songs, and to perform them with friends in a studio setting was so special. It was a goal, a dream, and so therapeutic. After all of the COVID shutdowns, there was really nowhere for new, independent artists to turn other than the comfort of home and a live-stream performance setup. I typically write songs on acoustic guitar or piano first, so getting to share these songs with others in this way feels intimate and special.” – Melanie Pierce

 

 

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