Bel - Melancholia
I was walking around the Melbourne city and I had a thought...
What would happen if we embraced darkness similarly to how we embrace the light?
There is a beauty in sadness that we ignore. There is a tranquility in despondency that is beautiful.
This is the first instalment of my body of work 'Melancholia'. It explores some of these sentiments.
I am ready to share..
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Every so often an artist emerges, seemingly from nowhere, with music that has the potential to unite us in our experience of the human condition.
Ahead of it’s worldwide release this coming Friday, the debut single from BEL, ‘Melancholia’, can be viewed here.
Producing alternative electronic pop with emotionally charged lyrics that pierce the soul, Melbourne's 20-year-old singer-songwriter, BEL, (Isabelle Rich), is a creative force to be reckoned with. Her music is both thought- provoking and deeply moving.
“Melancholia provides an introspective depiction of what it’s like to be inside my head. Lyrically, it’s rich in raw emotion and personal truth. Our minds can make us think and feel all sorts of interesting and strange things, but it’s how we consolidate these sentiments that defines us as people.”
The first single from her debut EP, ‘Melancholia’ combines ethereal vocals with authentic and personal lyrics, woven across a bed of mesmerising electronica and subtle instrumentation – all beautifully crafted by acclaimed producer and collaborator John Castle (Vance Joy).
“The word Melancholia by definition encompasses sadness in a peaceful and accepting way. In essence, this song is about accepting the way you feel and not fighting it, but bathing in it for what it is.”
Her six-track debut EP will be released in the Australian summer, but before then ‘Melancholia’ will leave an impact on you, the listener, just as she intended.