By: Remington Fioraso
Album: Madeline Merlo EP
Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/madeline-merlo-ep/id896899380
Release Date: July 22, 2014
After seeing the songs performed previously, I was highly anticipating the release of Maple Ridge local Madeline Merlo’s debut EP, “Madeline Merlo.” The album contains five tracks including the singles “Sinking Like a Stone” and “Alive.” Both singles have received regular rotation on 93.7 JRFM. In addition, the songs were ‘retired’ on the station’s “New Country Challenge” on their respective radio releases prior to the actual album release.
The song that I enjoyed the most was the fifth and final song on the EP. “Deleted” is more playful in nature. It essentially deals with the aftermath of a break-up in the world of new media. For example, having to delete contact information and distancing oneself on social networking websites from exes. Included within the lyrics are: “I’m taking you off of every list/ I’m going to hit erase until there’s nothing left/You can Facebook, Twitter and text me to death.”
Overall, the album definitely shows off Madeline’s vocals, it’s well written, and a really good first release. I’d recommend checking out the EP. If you want a taste of the album, check out “Sinking Like a Stone” and “Deleted” first. The album can be picked up on Itunes or at London Drugs stores.
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!