ITALY TOUR ANNOUNCED
NPR AUSTIN 100
VIDEO PREMIERE ON THE FADER
"Her Karen Dalton-meets-Joanna Newsom voice has an enchanted echo you wish would never end..." Thanks to The Fader for the great write up and premiering the music video for "At the Symphony" directed by my good friend, musician and video artist, Matt Bauer.
SONG PREMIERE ON STEREOGUM + SUNFAIR PRE-ORDER
"Her yearning for simplicity is mirrored in a minimal but powerful arrangement, just one example of why this album will be the perfect soundtrack for wanderlusting."
Take a listen to the first single off SUNFAIR, "Goes Without Saying" now streaming here!
Pre-order SUNFAIR here and get immediate downloads of 2 tracks: "Goes without Saying" and "At the Symphony."
song premiere on Barney's ny The Window
Last February my husband, photographer Mikael Kennedy and I moved to Joshua Tree so I could write my new record. Our friends at Barneys New York sent me the most beautiful pieces from Zero + Maria Cornejo to run around the desert in and Mikael photographed it for their blog. Stop by thewindow.barneys.com for the full story and to hear a brand new song off the upcoming record!
“Deep Below Heaven” is out on vinyl today and to celebrate we’re premiering a brand new paper cut animation video by illustrator and director Chris Tucci on The Rumpus!
NEW VIDEO FROM PORTLAND SESSIONS
This past tour I met up with the talented folks from The Portland Sessions at Staver Locomotives to shoot this video. Stick around till the end for an a cappella version of “Deep Below Heaven."
NORTHWEST TOUR DATES
Very excited to announce I’ll be on the road again this October supporting Jeffrey Foucault on the Northwest leg of his US tour. If you haven’t heard Jeffrey’s beautiful songs, you must.
Tickets available here!
Words by Sean Moeller, Illustration by Johnnie Cluney, Recording engineered by Mike Gentry
“Melaena Cadiz chronicles the plights of the searchers, of the reachers and of all those helplessly apart people operating so deep below heaven. She writes and sings about presence and absence, as they weigh on one another. She deals with the wooden hearts and limbs that we sometimes build into our bodies so that the reverberations of the pains that hit us like birds smacking dead into clear windows that they can’t see can’t ripple through all of our muscles. The landscapes that she drafts up in these four gorgeous songs are about winning and losing, usually a little of both, which feels natural."
Halfway through the Deep Below Heaven Tour and it’s been an amazing journey so far. Seen so many incredible sites and met so many wonderful people. Follow along on Mikael’s instagram http://instagram.com/mikaelkennedy or here http://deepbelowheaven.tumblr.com for updates and photos of the trip. We’re headed up the west coast now with shows tomorrow in Oakland, then Portland and Seattle.Come out and say hi if we’re coming to your town!
I talked with CMT Edge about the song “Swinging Low” off the new record, which they're premiering today!