NYC-based indie-soul outfit Melt returns today with its first new single since 2021, “Fade Into You”. Buoyed by anthemic guitar riffs, bouncing bass, soft, swelling keys, heavenly horn punches, and enveloping layers of backing vocals, the new offering is a stylistic throwback to the lush, dreamy soundscapes of ’80s Prince.
Engineered by Alex Poeppel at Dimension 70 and Kenseltown East, mixed by Michael H. Brauer, and mastered by Alex DeTurk—the quintet finds a new sweet spot between pop sensibility and performance-ready instrumentation on “Fade Into You”.
Melt—comprised of Marlo Shankweiler (guitar), Veronica Stewart-Frommer (lead vocals), Eric Gabriel (keys, vocals), Lucas Saur (bass), and Nick Sare (saxophone)—recorded the new track in pieces over the course of a couple months. Explains Gabriel, whose warm lead vocals on the track fade in seamlessly with Stewart-Frommer’s textured embellishments, “Even as we slowed down the recording process, it was important for us to capture the energy and feeling of our live shows.”
After notching a viral breakthrough with “Sour Candy” while they were still in high school, the members of Melt have spent the past five years at different colleges, building a dedicated fanbase and uniting to play shows on weekends. Now out of school, the band has been steadily notching notable festival appearances including breakout slots at 2022’s The Peach Music Festival and Levitate Music Festival.
Listen to “Fade Into You” by Melt on the platform of your choice here or stream it via the player below.
Melt – “Fade Into You”
Melt is hitting the road this fall for an extensive nationwide tour. Notable stops include Chicago, IL’s Lincoln Hall (9/17), Nashville, TN’s Basement East (9/24), New York, NY’s Webster Hall (10/20), Los Angeles, CA’s The Troubadour (11/11), and Cambridge, MA’s The Sinclair (10/14, 10/15), where a second night was added after the first date sold out months in advance.
Click below to view a complete list of upcoming Melt tour dates. For ticketing details and more information, head to the band’s website here.
Melt 2022 Tour Dates
CAMP CREEK FESTIVAL, BOZRAH CT // 9.8.22
9:30 CLUB, WASHINGTON DC // 9.10.22
THE LOST HORIZON, SYRACUSE NY // 9.12.22
REC ROOM, BUFFALO NY // 9.13.22
ADELAIDE HALL, TORONTO ON // 9.15.22
BLIND PIG, ANN ARBOR MI // 9.16.22
LINCOLN HALL, CHICAGO IL // 9.17.22
THE READY ROOM, ST. LOUIS MO // 9.19.22
BLUEBIRD, BLOOMINGTON IN // 9.20.22
ACE OF CUPS, COLUMBUS OH // 9.22.22
TOP CATS, CINCINATTI OH // 9.23.22
BASEMENT EAST, NASHVILLE TN // 9.24.22
GEORGIA THEATRE, ATHENS GA // 9.29.22
DISTRICT LIVE, SAVANNAH GA // 9.30.22
MUSIC FARM, CHARLESTON SC // 10.1.22
GREY EAGLE, ASHEVILLE NC // 10.3.22
CAT’S CRADLE, CARBORO NC // 10.4.22
RICHMOND MUSIC HALL, RICHMOND VA // 10.6.22
8X10, BALTIMORE MD // 10.7.22
BROOKLYN BOWL, PHILADELPHIA PA // 10.8.22
THE SINCLAIR, BOSTON MA // 10.14.22
THE SINCLAIR, BOSTON MA // 10.15.22 (SOLD OUT)
WEBSTER HALL, NEW YORK NY // 10.20.22
CASBAH, SAN DIEGO CA // 11.10.22
THE TROUBADOUR, LOS ANGELES CA // 11.11.22
CORNERSTONE, BERKELEY CA // 11.12.22
FOX CABARET, VANCOUVER BC // 11.16.22
MADAME LOU’S, SEATTLE WA // 11.17.22
DOUG FIR, PORTLAND OR // 11.18.22
AGGIE THEATER, FORT COLLINS CO // 12.1.22
VELVET ELK LOUNGE, BOULDER CO // 12.2.22
OPHELIA’S ELECTRIC SOAPBOX, DENVER CO // 12.3.22
NORTH BEACH MUSIC FEST, MIAMI FL // 12.10.22