Melody Pool is no stranger to the Australian music scene. In 2013, she burst onto the airwaves as a seemingly young girl with a surprisingly old soul, releasing her debut album, The Hurting Scene, which made Rolling Stone’s 50 best albums of 2013.
In the space of three years, a lot has changed. Pool has now relocated from Kurri Kurri, NSW to become absorbed in the Melbourne-way-of-lyf. She’s toured with The Milk Carton Kids through Europe and performed two huge shows supporting the Eagles, before returning to Nashville to write and record with producer Brad Jones (Missy Higgins, Ben Leeher). The result is Deep Dark Savage Heart, Pool’s second album, which has become a sonic memoir of her transition from girl to woman, old to new and hurt to healed.
“I feel like I’ve really stood my ground with this record. I didn’t ever expect to make an album filled with pop hits. It’s always going to be me playing guitar and singing the truth,” says Pool.
The first single to be lifted off the record is ‘Love, She Loves Me’, which, “is like a love triangle.”
“Sort of feeling used and like a last resort for someone. But it’s also kind of a metaphor for love itself,” explains Pool.
Simultaneously, the single was released with a conceptually dark music video depicting two lovers, torn in love. It’s the first glimpse of Melody Pool’s return, which is going to be a greater picture at large.