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Monday, September 9, 2013


(Melanie Lowe)

As part of the KZNSA Arts Café’s on-going Playdate series, it will present a performance by Melanie Lowe at the KZNSA Arts Café on September 13.

November 2011 saw the release of Melanie's 4th studio album, I Choose Me. With an edgier rock sound, the record is a canvas upon which she has taken a more honest look at her life. Through song, Melanie has stripped herself of all her previous personas and, for the first time, is allowing her audience to take a deep, hard look at the woman she has become.

Recorded in Durban and co-produced with Melanie, by the legendary Tree63 front man John Ellis, the album explores a far more organic and raw sound than her previous work. It is, in Melanie’s own words, “a little more rough around the edges than usual.” Slightly less polished and fresher than her previous records, Melanie has combined brutal honesty with her own life experiences and created an album that speaks to just about anyone who has loved, been hurt, grown and changed.

Melanie also brings in one of her fellow artists, Krystle T, to duet with her on the stunning You’ll Know. Reminiscent of the older Indigo Girls harmonies, the track sees Krystle T making her debut as a singer. The two voices blend together beautifully contributing to making the track into an uplifting folk pop ballad, with an incredibly broad appeal.

Not one to let her fans down, in true Melanie style, this album is an open book lyrically, while the strength of the production is brought home by Melanie’s flawless voice. Vocally achieved, she is considered one of the finest singers to emerge from South Africa. Her range allows her to play freely in song and tracks like the opener, Free, sees her using her vocal abilities as only she knows how.

2013 sees Melanie touring her latest album to all corners of both South Africa and the world. With four albums under her belt, she is spoilt for choice when it comes to performing her own, original music. With countless radio hit singles to her name, her audience is guaranteed to be entertained with an energy that is 100% Melanie. Loyal fans won’t be disappointed and new fans will be captivated! Her new hot, rock image coupled with an inner peace and a new attitude is positively fierce and focused.

Melanie Lowe’s performance at the KZNSA takes place on September 13 at 18h30. Tickets R60 at the door or call 031 201 9969 to book. . Food and bar service will be provided by the Arts Café