SINGLE REVIEW: On The Water by Melissa Lukin

Australian singer-songwriter Melissa Lukin has just released On The Water, a heart-stopping ambient alt-pop track that successfully blends genres without prioritising one over the other. There are subtle elements of dance on this track too, which when woven around the melodies and the lyric create a unique sonic experience. Who is Melissa Lukin? Melissa is a lifelong performer and has appeared in multiple musical theatre productions across the globe, a Queensland based singer-songwriter and alluring performer with a soothing vocal style. The latest track follows the great success of her debut EP First Breath, which was produced by Stuart Stuart (Sheppard, The Veronicas) and contained the track Drowning which featured in a hit US television show and received wide exposure on Australian radio. On The Water is a contemporary ambient pop-folk crossover that draws on the inspired reflections of a past relationship to create an emotionally powerful track. Nicely produced by Luke Batterbury (Pete Murray, Taxiride), On The Water is sure to make a splash on radio. With influences that include Fleetwood Mac, Enya and Jewel, Melissa has channelled her life experiences into a musical story that takes on the personal as well as the universal. On The Water is not just a pop song but one that attempts to bridge styles and avoid categorisation. The track kicks off with the main beat and some lovely keyboard chords, before Melissa comes in, evoking a summery feeling with the hypnotic verse melodies. The chorus is big and impressive and will stay inside your head long after you’ve listened to the track. As Melissa has said of the single, ‘It’s a nostalgic song about the memory of epic travel, love, and sunsets spent on the water’. On The Water will no doubt be the catalyst track for Melissa, exposing her to large audiences and initiating a successful musical career.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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