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ROD MELANCON –Americana Roots Rock Artist– Premieres “Promises” from Upcoming ‘Southern Gothic’ Album

Coming off a 20-date spring tour, Americana roots rock artist ROD MELANCON, today (5/11) partnered with ElmoreMagazine.com to premiere “Promises.” The track is one of the highlights on his sophomore 10-track album SOUTHERN GOTHIC, out Friday, June 16 via Blue Elan RecordsClick here to listen to “Promises.”

On the gritty rocker “Promises,” the singer, songwriter and musician–born and bred in South Louisiana before moving to Los Angeles a few years ago–looks into the rearview window of his life, movingly drawing the listener in with such lyrics as: “The coach came down from LSU/Says I hear there ain’t nothing that you can’t do But I turned back/Heard a crack/You know it still hurts me when I walk now.”

SOUTHERN GOTHIC will be available digitally and physically on CD and vinyl. The album can now be pre-ordered–which includes instant-grat tracks, “Dwayne & Me” and “Redhead”–via iTunes here, Amazon here or Blue Elan Records for special packaged bundles here.

SOUTHERN GOTHIC–which MELANCON pushes the sonic soundscape–is a journey into the dark, and often twisted, night of the soul. Recorded over the course of two years and produced by Brian Whelan, it is the restless yearning of a young, new South that has been represented by The Drive-By Truckers, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell. With this new album, MELANCON takes an unflinching look inside the heart of Americana darkness as he stylistically dives deeper into the roots of his own imagination nurtured in the badlands and bayous of his home.

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