Locals Only Artist Of The Month: Melody Federer

June 2, 2020
Artist of the Month - Melody Federer
We have somehow reached June already and just because we are all (supposed to be) shut in our homes doesn't mean there is any shortage of great new local music out there. Our Locals Only Artist of the Month for June is Seattle artist, Melody Federer. 
Melody Federer has been doing it big for a while now playing all over the world and working with a legend like Burt Bacharach. I have a feeling we've hardly begun to scratch the surface of what Melody is going to do and that's a big reason you're going to be hearing her song "This Town" on 107.7 The End all month long. You can see the music video and learn more about Melody Federer below: 

Melody Federer’s music is at once enigmatic and candidly charming. Texas-born with a nomadic soul, she honed her craft in New York, Paris, Los Angeles and Nashville and now lives in Seattle, where she continues to gain recognition as an up-and-coming talent in the world of Indie and Pop music.

A noted solo artist as well as an accomplished writer for various musicians, her style is genre agnostic, and her stage presence is effortlessly versatile. She can capture a room with just her voice and guitar or with a full band, and she holds her own standing in as a guest with legends of the industry.

Her talent has taken her around the globe to historic venues and buzzing clubs, having performed at the Musee D’ Orsay in Paris, Paris Fashion Week, Royal Festival Hall in London, New York City's Harvard Club and Zinc Club, The Basement in Nashville, and The Moroccan Lounge and The Saban in Los Angeles. She’s played numerous other shows and festivals in major North American and European cities.

Federer has worked with a vast range of musicians, from major pop artists P!nk and Hilary Duff, to electroclash producers Plastik Funk and Gazzo. She’s written R&B tracks for Kelly Rowland, traditional folk-rock tunes for Jacob Whitesides, and crafted alongside titans of the jazz world like the legendary Burt Bacharach. Her penchant for word play and her emotional, memorable, and passionate toplines have put her in the songwriting room with the likes of GRAMMY Award Winner Emory Dobyn, Mike Pool, Daniel Tashian and GRAMMY Nominees Scott Chesak, Billy Mann, Chad Carlson, and Roget Chahayed.

Coming off recent successes with collaborators Plastik Funk, Telykast, and SAMATHA, Federer has been preparing new solo material as a follow up to her 2017 debut album When The Dogwoods Bloom. Throughout 2019, she released a number of singles including “The Song’s Gone Wrong,” “Someday,” “Midwest,” and “How’s Heaven Today?” for a series dubbed the #SinglesClub.

Her sophomore full length album finds her evolving once again drawing sonic comparisons to artists like Jenny Lewis, Blonde Redhead, Sharon Van Etten and Neko Case. Her lead off single, "This Town" has garnered praise from press and radio play throughout the US. The yet-to-be-titled work is slated for a 2020 release.