Toronto-bred Melissa Bel has released her new single, Dirty Word, via Belhop Records. The single is taken from Bel’s forthcoming album In The Light, out November 4th 2016 and available to pre-order on iTunes now.
The single premiered on Gigslutz and you can also listen to it via Melissa’s Soundcloud page now.
Dirty Word is taken from Melissa’s latest album In The Light, which charts the journey of how a girl from Canada met the love of her life in Las Vegas whilst attending a friend’s wedding. Little did she know, this meeting would change her life forever and she’d be relocating to the rural coasts of Devon as a result. Each track on the album showcases a different side to Bel, filled with the killer combination of infectious pop beats, powerful soul vocals and heartwarming ballads. Opening track ‘Real Tonight’ is an upbeat, funky rendition of ‘that’ night in Vegas, highlighting Melissa’s incredible ability to write an impressive pop hook akin to the likes of Meghan Trainor and Taylor Swift. Previous single Stay Gone along with tracks such as ‘Dirty Word’ captivate instantly with their contagious pop-infused melodies. Whereas title track ‘In The Light’ is a vulnerable ballad encapsulating the naked hope and fear of finding profound, visceral love.
Melissa grew up listening to soul, classic rock and draws inspiration from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Christina Aguilera amongst others. She also regularly receives creative support from producer/songwriter Justin Gray who has worked with artists such as Joss Stone, John Legend and Amy Winehouse and also produced Melissa’s album.
Melissa is certainly not afraid of hard work, having already released three albums over six years and played numerous live shows including Montreal’s Festiblues and supporting Juno Award winning Canadian artist Matthew Good. With In The Light Melissa has truly found her voice, promising her most vulnerable and electrifying album yet.
You can catch Melissa Bel live at her album launch party on Wednesday 2nd November 2016 at Exeter Castle.
Dirty Word is out now via Belhop Records, and is available to buy via iTunes and Spotify. Melissa’s album In The Light is out on November 4th 2016 and is available to pre-order now via iTunes.