“Dear Me” is the brand new single from Canadian country artist Madeline Merlo. Known for her powerful vocals and songwriting skills, “Dear Me” is the follow up to her most recent successful singles, “Neon Love” and “Unraveling.” The new song has been officially released to both Canadian radio and digital music platforms.
“Dear Me” started out as a journal entry from notes Merlo wrote to her younger self. Merlo found that the feelings and emotions in her words resonate in today’s cultural landscape, where many young women struggle with the pressures of social media and turned her words into the lyrics of “Dear Me.” The new song features Merlo’s unique style with the catchy pop-meets-country fusion that she has become known for. “Dear Me” serves as a powerful reminder to girls and young women to be kind to themselves through difficult times, and to always acknowledge and celebrate their many strengths.
““Dear me” is a song that I desperately needed to hear in that season of my life and when we sat down to write that day it poured out so effortlessly,” explains Merlo. “Every line in this song is me, from self-sabotage to anxiety to being a dang goddess. As cheesy as it sounds, this song is about remembering who you are, where you came from and what you’re capable of. I was putting so much pressure on myself as a person and Dear Me was born by letting that stuff go.”
Merlo co-wrote “Dear Me” alongside songwriters Maddie Larkin, David Fanning, and Abram Dean in Nashville. A busy summer festival season is in the works for Merlo, who is gearing up for appearances at many events including; Country Thunder, Havelock Jamboree, Music in the Fields, Denim on the Diamond, Winkler Harvest Festival, and more. You can check out “Dear Me” on your favorite music platform right here.
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.