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Award-Winning Australian Singer-Songwriter Melody Moko Drops New Single 'Ain’t What You Used To Be'
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It’s well documented that Melody Moko is an artist who takes no shit. From anyone. And it couldn’t be more evident than on her latest single from her ARIA #1 album, “Suburban Dream”.
“Ain’t What You Used To Be” sees Melody reacquaint herself with her inner rock attitude and channel it into a biting, Americana anthem.
“First of all - the guitars on this track slay! They are probably the best guitar parts on any Melody Moko song ever”, says Melody. “I’d been listening to an intense amount of Sheryl Crow here, you can hear it”.
Recorded in Nashville and completed in Brisbane, “Ain’t What You Used to Be”, features the incomparable Jen Mize on the sweetest harmony vocal which not only turns the song on its head but blends oh so beautifully with those Sheryl-esque guitars. In the song, Melody calls out a woman who disregards the feelings and concerns of others in order to get what she wants. And the big question – is it about anyone in particular?
“It’s not! It’s actually about a fictionalized version of a future self who lets ego get the best of her”, says Melody.
“Ain’t What You Used to Be” was released Friday 28th April 2023 through Cheatin' Hearts/Spunk! in Australia & New Zealand and Rebel and Roar internationally.
Fri 28 April – Yenda Place, Yenda NSW (with Fanny Lumsden)
Sat 29 April – Tallimba Public Hall, Tallimba NSW (with Fanny Lumsden)
Fri 5 May – Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield NSW
Sat 6 May – Flow Bar, Old Bar NSW
Sat 13 May – It’s Still A Secret, South Brisbane QLD
Fri 19 May – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi QLD (with Don Walker)
Sat 20 May – Old Museum, Bowen Hills QLD (with Don Walker)
Sat 3 June – The Centre, Beaudesert QLD
Fri 9 June – Megan Hall, Megan NSW
Sat 10 June – Let’s Wing It Festival, Scone NSW
Fri 16 June – The Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW (with Don Walker)
Sat 17 June – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral NSW (with Don Walker)
Fri 23 June – Sooki Lounge, Bellgrave VIC (with Don Walker)
Sat 24 June – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda VIC (with Don Walker))
Thurs 13 July – Oodies, Bundaberg QLD
Sat 15 July – Vinnie’s Dive, Southport QLD
Thurs 24 Aug – Gympie Muster, Gympie QLD