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About Melanie Mulrain:
Melanie Mulrain of Westborough, Massachusetts is an 18 year old country singer/songwriter who has been influenced by Shania Twain, Reba, Rascal Flats and Miranda Lambert and Fleetwood Mac, among others. Melanie has a sound all its own, with classic country influences and an element of emotional soul which has already caught the attention of music industry insiders. She describes herself as a music junkie and avid wanderer and you’ll always find her in a bohemian inspired outfit. She performs covers and originals around New England that showcase her attitude and style. Some of her recent performances include the WKIT Showcase Stage at the Bangor Maine State Fair, Faneuil Hall and The Boston Ugly Sweater run among many others. Melanie hopes her music can serve to inspire and help others, and strives to ultimately become a household name in the country music industry.
“Her sound extends beyond country and incorporates influences across the board – there is a hint of pop soul and this is what makes her sound truly unique.”
How would you characterize your musical style?
My musical style is definitely country, but with a lot of unique influences from across the board. I love soul music and you can hear that in my music which makes it different from most country music that is popular right now.
What do you think is the difference between good music and great music?
Good music is easy to listen to and pleasing, but great music is music that really sounds like a feeling. There are a few songs that stand out to me as really great music because it sounds just like how I felt at a certain time in my life, which is why music is general is so amazing. But great music to me is definitely music that feels like something beyond just a good beat and strong lyrics.
Who is another artist/group your age who you think everyone should listen to?
I know a lot of awesome artists my age that I really love! Cate Toole and Abby Hennigan are two friends of mine who are also emerging artists and they both make great music. Cate is a pop/R&B artist who has some great songs out currently. Abby is a singer/songwriter with an awesome voice and a popular YouTube channel.
What do you think are the biggest challenges of being a young musician?
I think one is having people not take you seriously because of your age, which happens pretty often. I believe that age doesn’t matter when it comes music and that people of any age can create amazing songs. Also, I am very impatient and when I want something I want it right then and there. But, when you pursue a career in music there are a lot of things that are worth waiting for, and as a young artist I have to wait for more than most other older artists which can be frustrating!
Check out Melanie's music at: reverbnation.com/melaniemulrain
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