Americana roots rock artist ROD MELANCONtoday (7/17) partnered with YAHOO! MUSIC to debut the official music video for “Dwayne and Me.” The dark and haunting song, which looks back on people who’ve gone, is one of the standout tracks off the Louisiana born-and-bred and Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter’s new album SOUTHERN GOTHIC. Click here to watch the cinematic video for “Dwayne and Me” which was shot in Kansas and directed by Christopher Good.
SOUTHERN GOTHIC marks MELANCON‘s sophomore full-length album. Heand producer Brian Whelan push the sonic soundscape and take listeners on a journey into the dark, and often twisted, night of the soul on songs like “With The Devil,”“Perry,” “Dwayne and Me,” and “Different Man,” about the psychological darkness of a returning vet. MELANCON also reflects on his past in “Promises”--“You can’t go back to promises come and gone”–and jumps headlong into the infectiously rootsy + rocking groove of “Redhead” which Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country is currently spinning.
Recorded over the course of two years, SOUTHERN GOTHIC 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. Read a Q&A with MELANCON here:
SOUTHERN GOTHIC is available digitally and physically on CD and vinyl via iTunes here, Amazonhere or Blue ElanRecords for special packaged bundles here.