Windsor, ON-based shoegaze/ alternative band, Mellodraw is made up of Jacob McLean, Jeremie Brousseau, and Grady Caplin. The three released their latest project, the Sunny Days EP in November of 2018, now they are back with a brand new single, “Statis”, which is the lead single off of their upcoming EP.
Check out the video below and find out more about Mellodraw via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Mellodraw is a Shoegaze/Dream Pop inspired band from Windsor, Ontario looking to shape our own unique musical palette through experimentation and blending each members innovative creativity. Starting as a solo act for the bands first release, the musical project has grown into a group of friends with the goal of bringing captivating new sounds and musical ideas to all who are intrigued to listen.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Our music is largely guitar-based, but not in the traditional ways of previous rock artists. We use guitar pedals to find more a more personal and new way to express ourselves with our music. Producing a sound in line with our personal experience and view of the world is our ultimate goal, so that our ideas and feelings may be shared and expand other’s understanding of what existence has to offer.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
Currently, we do not have any shows booked, but plan on being back gigging before the end of 2019, and preparing for touring in 2020 to promote our upcoming EP ‘Southwest Melancholy’. Our live performance has been described to us as a ‘vibe-y’ experience, with a wide array of emotions explored in an honest and unique manner. As a band, we aim to put the audience into a meditative state where the music leads them to temporary peace, and time proceeds to slip away without worry.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
“Stasis” is the lead single off of our upcoming EP, and as a band, we feel very confident it is our best song yet. It is very encouraging to see improvement in our music, and with each project we aim to grow and become better in all aspects of songwriting such as musical arrangements, lyrics & storytelling, so that we may better express ourselves and relate better to the listener.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
We are very inspired by other Windsor artists such as The Brandy Alexander’s, and our friends in Talking Violet, who are both staying busy playing around the province consistently. There are other interesting Canadian artists making music in the same vein as us such as Animta (formerly ‘Nighttime in Kansas’, an Ottawa band we played with last year), Bleach Bath (from Toronto) and Tallies (from Toronto)!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.