Songland Season 2 Winner’s Visual Premieres With CMT Music and CMT.com
“The video for ‘Kiss Kiss’ mirrors a step into a new space sonically for me with darker visuals to represent this fresh take on a breakup song,” said Merlo.
The Canadian-native caught U.S. attention when she won the season premiere of NBC’s Songland season two – during which her song “Champagne Night” was chosen by 7-time GRAMMY® Award-winning group Lady A, who recorded and released the song digitally and to country radio. “Champagne Night” is currently at #26 and #27 on the Media Base and Billboard Country Airplay charts.
As an artist, Merlo’s cool, coastal sound – a reflection of her Vancouver upbringing – bridges the perfect pop-country gap. After a series of successful single releases in Canada – including debut “Sinking Like A Stone,” “War Paint,” “Whatcha Wanna Do About It,” “Neon Love,” and her most recent Canadian country radio Top 10 “Dear Me” – Merlo released a trio of tunes, including “It Didn’t,” “If You Never Broke My Heart,” and “Kiss Kiss.” “Kiss Kiss” is currently #21 on the Canadian country radio Media Base charts, and recently hit #2 on the Radio Disney Country chart.
As an artist, Vancouver-native Madeline Merlo personifies her coastal upbringing – and nothing states that case stronger than the laid back, seemingly effortless feel to her sound. With fresh, fun, and, occasionally, quirky melodies, and an unmatched depth in both vocals and lyrical storytelling, her music bridges the perfect pop-country gap. “I want people to have fun when they listen to my music… But I also want to be able to say something at the same time.” Signed with Universal imprint Open Road Recordings, the starlet has already seen an impressive career, releasing a series of successful singles to Canadian country radio and sharing the stage with Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, and fellow Canadian artists Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, and Tim Hicks.
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