ALEX MELTON RELEASES NEW SINGLE- A COVER OF THE AMITY AFFLICTION'S 'SOAK ME IN BLEACH'
LISTEN TO THE SINGLE - HERE
TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM 'SOUTHERN CHARM'
OUT 27TH JANUARY 2023 VIA PURE NOISE RECORDS
The Florence, SC-based multi-instrumentalist Alex Melton, known for his renditions of Punk Songs as country influenced songs, has released new song and video, a cover of The Amity Affliction's 'Soak Me In Bleach.' The single is taken off Alex's new album 'Southern Charm' which is out 23rd January 2023, is Alex's debut album on label Pure Noise Records.
Listen to 'Soak Me In Bleach' HERE or by clicking the image below.
Speaking about the single Alex said 'This song is so huge and anthemic, it was a tall order to do a complete restructuring in such a disparate style. I reworked the chords a little, added some melodies, and messed with the instrumentation a ton - the result was a kind of wistful lonely vibe, something that I thought matched the heaviness of the lyrics quite well. The verses, in my version, are almost stark in their emptiness while still providing a mood for the vocal to work from. Once everything hits, the song delivers its own particular brand of energy and power that hopefully helps to tell the story of the song. It was a pleasure to take on the challenge, and I think we were able to add something meaningful while respecting the original.' Southern Charm is made up of two halves, amped-up versions of country classics and Alex's trademark alternative spin on punk and metal tracks. The album synthesises all of Melton’s influences, from the country staples played on a loop in his childhood home through scene icons like blink-182, The Starting Line, A Day to Remember and Four Year Strong. In the first half of Southern Charm it includes covers of Tim McGraw’s nostalgic “Something Like That” (ft. Ryan Scott Graham) and Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places'' the second half offerings come from The Story So Far, The Amity Affliction and Stick To Your Guns. Proficient on drums, guitar, bass, keyboards, and trumpet, Melton typically produces all of his YouTube covers at his home studio, a testament to his insatiable desire for knowledge and self-improvement – and a snapshot of how far he’s come as an artist and recording engineer throughout the years. “All of the technology has changed so much since I first started,” he says, noting his first video was a pop-punk cover of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” “I started with a Home Recording for Dummies book and an original GoPro, which at the time was the cheapest way to get HD footage on YouTube.”
Now armed with vastly more knowledge and resources, Southern Charm finds him working with outside producers for the first time, bringing in Tom Denney (A Day to Remember, who helmed the rock-based country covers) and Alan Day (Four Year Strong, who produced the country-based rock songs) to offer new perspective and add a level of vision and cohesion to the project. Southern Charm Tracklisting Something Like This (Tim McGraw cover) Beer Never Broke My Heart (Luke Combs cover) Play It Again (Luke Bryan cover) Friends In Low Places (Garth Brooks cover) Cowboy Take Me Away (The Chicks cover) Body Like A Back Road (Sam Hunt cover) Secrets (State Champs cover) Married To The Noise (Stick To Your Guns cover) Stranger (Can’t Swim cover) Seventeen (Four Year Strong cover) Soak Me In Bleach (The Amity Affliction cover) Quicksand (The Story So Far cover) Southern Charm is out the 23rd January 2023 via Pure Noise Records.
Pre-Order Southern Charm - HERE