Instrumentalist and rapper Karin Melón reveals new track, “You Try”, from forthcoming album, “Ups & Downs”
26 JULY 2019 (OSLO, Norway) Following the recent release “I Said Yes”, multi- instrumentalist and rapper Karin Melón is excited to announce her next single “You Try” from her debut album. The song features a vulnerable and sometimes angry story from a tough break up. While the song is produced by Karin, she brought on the renowned Oslo-based “The Feelgood Orchestra” for the recording.
“When I wrote this song I was just so upset and tired,” Melón explains. “I just had some anger that I really needed to process and get out. Music lets me do that in a way nothing else can do. I had started the song a while ago but never finished it so when I brought it back I noticed I had something unresolved.” With the lyrics “What happened to your state of mind? Insanity is a reality. Don’t bring me down with your jealousy. Don’t blame me. Blame your insecurity.” she expresses her feelings after a tough break up.
Hailing from a small town in Norway, Karin Melón’s upbringing as an only child, with a Filipino mother and an absent father in a foreign country influence her music and subjects. “When I was a kid I remember growing up in my hometown Haugesund, where our building had a lot of people who were on social welfare. We had a bunch of alcoholics and drug addicts hanging around in the backyard. We were never poor compared to other places in the world, but my mom had to work really hard to learn the language. With the little money we had, she forced me to take piano lessons and other activities as a kid.”
As a classic pianist as a child and later drum major at college, Karins background with different instruments aids her in her ability to produce her own unique sound. She thrives at the border of synthetic sounds mixed with real instruments. “I think it’s important to make good, likeable music that is relatable while staying true to myself and my message.” she explains.
While this single is from her debut album she has previously released the provocative collaboration “Sug meg (Suck Me)” (2015) featuring 5 other female hiphop artists. Last year she released “Serious” (2017), with a summer vibe that marketed the first release towards her new musical direction inspired by gospel, soul and Filipino music. She is a known figure in the Norwegian hiphop community and had a cameo in the NRK documentary “Takin Ova – The History of Norwegian Hiphop” (2017) and an interview in the Norwegian book “New Hip-hop heads” (2018) from well-known music author Øyvind Holen.
Karin Melón is an independent rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist. “Ups & Downs” is an emotionally charged autobiographical debut album with 9 tracks. The release date is March 6th 2020.