I've been a Youth Novel fanatic for a very long time, so when they disbanded and morphed into HEAVENLY BLUE I was all over them. So asking the band to play ZBR Fest 2022 was a no-brainer, and after they killed it and Encarsia dropped in 2023 it was another mind-lacker to add them. During that 2023 add conversation Jon (bass) told me that one of their two vocalists also does a pop project called MEL*N which I checked out and immediately fell head over heels for. With HEAVENLY BLUE set to start their road to ZBR Fest tour with Blind Girls today and a MEL*N cassette coming out on my Softseed Music label in late May, I've got a lotta Melissa Lynn in my life right. So there was no better time for this podcast! We had a very chill/fun time and discussed a wide range of topics not limited to: instagram recruitment, vocal techniques, J-pop, K-pop, Chill Korea, joining Heavenly Blue, from Michigan to Philly to New York, writing new Heavenly Blue, home turf vibes, forgetting names, unreleased Olth, Peach Faygeaux, the beginning of MEL*N and further growth, cassette release and new material, playing shows, Dave softening up in his old age, etc. Listen to podcast #114 which is available to stream and/or download for free via this link.
1 Hass Aff It
POISON RUÏN "Not Today, Not Tomorrow" (Melissa)
SHOTMAKER "Sky" (Dave)
2 Let's talk about Heavenly Blue
ON THE MIGHT OF PRINCES "As Long As She Doesn't Smoke" (Melissa)
*** OLTH "screamO sucks" (Dave) ***
3 If you tried too hard to sound like something you like it's just going to sound like a worse version of that thing.
JANET JACKSON "Someone to Call My Lover" (Melissa) [music video linked here]
ETHEL CAIN "Verona (demo)" (Dave)