Singer-songwriter, Melina Diehl, released her debut single, “Seriously,” packed with an organic and elegant acoustic guitar motif rooted in the strumming traditions of folk and bossa nova. Fusing her Latin roots into this rhythmic and clever gem, Diehl creates a sound that is irresistible. “Seriously” is now available on iTunes.
As many courtships often drift into a gray area of frustrating uncertainty, this is the position Melina Diehl speaks to in her latest single, “Seriously”. The song navigates through a captivating progression of passion and bliss, as Diehl sorts through emotional angst of her lovesick yearning. As the chorus echoes the sentiments, “I can’t leave my heart with our clothes on the floor” in a playful phrasing of dissatisfaction that is all too familiar in a budding romance. “’Seriously’ is a love letter to a man that I loved deeply, not just to confess what I was feeling, but to tell him who I am,” Melina offered regarding the single. “I performed it in public while he was in the audience, but he didn’t know it was about him.” With a percussive beat that drives the song alongside Diehl’s acoustic strumming, “Seriously” indicates the inspiration of her Brazilian heritage, yet the song is planted firmly in the principles of American pop as well. Diehl’s sultry vocals guide the track seamlessly with confidence as she poses questions of fidelity and honesty in growing anticipation of her undefined relationship. “Seriously” was produced by DUDDY and co-produced by Melina Diehl, assisted by musicians, Nathaniel James and Guy Azulay. When describing the track the seductive singer remarks, “the track, ‘Seriously’, showcases a different side of my artistry. It was inspired by exploring modern pop and urban genres, and within this direction, I explored more range in my voice.”
Born and raised in Brazil, singer-songwriter Melina Diehl felt that rather than pursue the familiar sounds of bossa nova, she felt a deeper connection with international artists like The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and Karen Carpenter. Diehl also finds considerable inspiration from traditional songwriting of greats like George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Melina makes her mark crafting sophisticated pop with imaginative lyrics and serene acoustic melodies to accompany her breathy vocals that resonate beautifully. Melina has performed at legendary Los Angeles venues such as House of Blues, Hard Rock Café, Room 5 and The Dresden, as well as venues throughout her home of Brazil.
“Seriously” finds a harmonious balance between limbo of love with her distinct music sound. Melina Diehl proves she is capable of anything with worldly music that defies the ties of any one genre. Download “Seriously” on iTunes today and follow the alluring adventures of Melina Diehl’s further endeavors at MelinaDiehl.com.