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Award-winning Mel Parsons is back with spellbinding new track 'Carry On'

20 August 2021 - 0 Comments

Mel Parsons returns with a hypnotic new single Carry On - her first release since 2018’s award-winning album, Glass Heart.

Listen to Carry On HERE

Written at Parsons’ home in Lyttelton, and produced in Otautahi at LOHO by Josh Logan, the new song showcases Parsons’ trademark smoky vocals and lyrical prowess, set against an epic sonic backdrop led by multi-instrumentalist Logan.

The award-winning artist says the words and music just fell together. “It was great to be back in a room playing and recording with the band, especially after the weirdness and uncertainty of 2020.”

To mark the release of Carry On, Parsons and her band are hitting the road, kicking off in Christchurch (Lyttelton) at Loons on Thursday, September 9, before heading to Meow in Wellington on Friday, September 10; the Tuning Fork in Auckland on Saturday, September 11 and a matinee show in Hamilton at Nivara Lounge on Sunday, September 12.

Get tickets here

The release of Carry On and the upcoming tour, sees Parsons hinting at new music on the horizon. It follows on from the success of her 2018 critically-acclaimed fourth album Glass Heart, which earned her the award for ‘Best Folk Artist / Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa at the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards. The album was also a finalist for the 2019 Taite Music Prize and Top 20 finalist at 2019’s APRA Silver Scroll Award.

The success of Glass Heart followed a string of accolades for Parsons, whose debut album Over My Shoulder and her sophomore album Red Grey Blue were both finalists for Folk Album of the Year (in 2009 and 2011, respectively). This is all in addition to her 2015 released album Drylands, which spent 51 weeks in the Independent Music NZ Album charts and won a Tui for Best Engineer in the same year. The full-time touring artist also garnered a Silver Scroll finalist nod for Get Out Alive in 2015 and the 2016 NZCMA Best Song for Alberta Sun.


Thursday September 9 – Loons, Christchurch
Friday September 10 - Meow, Wellington
Saturday September 11 – Tuning Fork, Auckland
Sunday September 12 - Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
*matinee show

Tickets on sale now HERE and HERE

Find Mel Parsons:

Website / Twitter / Facebook
Instagram / Spotify / Apple

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