MELANIE JOY RELEASES SOPHOMORE ALBUM “OUT OF THE WRECKAGE” WHILE OVERCOMING A DEBILITATING CAR CRASH
(St. Catharines, Ontario – October 28, 2019) – Out of immense loss comes the immense beauty of Melanie Joy’s new adult-alternative album, Out of the Wreckage.
Eight years in the making, Out of the Wreckage features soaring pop melodies set against electronic beats. Unabashed honesty. Melancholic hope. Stunning persistence. The songs that kept Melanie going through the darkest times in her life are now ready to be shared with the world.
You may have first heard about Melanie Joy when she released her solo debut album “Magic” back in 2007 featuring an impressive line-up of A-list talent. The album garnered her an international distribution deal with Bullseye Records who distributed through Fusion 3 (Canada), Burnside (U.S.) and Revolver/Universal (UK). When the album’s single “Falling In” hit radio stations, Melanie launched a successful tour with shows from Montreal to Vancouver.
Just as she began work on her second album in 2012, life took an abrupt change of direction when Melanie was seriously injured in an automobile accident. In an instant, her life changed. In the face of the darkest times in her life—countless surgeries, procedures and most waking hours devoted to rehab—she continued to write and record when physically able. Her road to recovery is still ongoing seven years later and through this adversity came an inspirational journey.
What can only be attributed as a testament to her unbreakable spirit and inherent talent as a songwriter and musician, the music and lyrics that emerged from Melanie's time rehabilitating are raw, masterful expressions of human emotion. Out of the Wreckage examines some our greatest human vulnerabilities: our relationships, in the songs “You Gave Up on Me” and “Always Promised”; our aspirations and failures in “Sisyphus”; dealing with pain and anger in “Screaming into Pillows” and depression in “Winter”; and, the ultimate frailty of life found best expressed in the album’s title track. It searches for meaning in a barren landscape in “Ladybugs” and explores the emotions behind letting go of the past and rebuilding found in the song’s closing track aptly titled “Letting Go”.
Out of the Wreckage is now available at all major digital stores including Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, YouTube and CDBaby. Visit Melanie’s website at www.melaniejoy.com for more information. Free streaming of the album is currently available at https://melaniejoy.bandcamp.com/releases.
Using her music as part of her message, Melanie is initiating a chronic pain awareness campaign, with a portion of proceeds going to help other chronic pain sufferers.