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Melanie Peterson launches folk-pop album ‘We Got This’ on November 27

Toronto’s sweetheart, folk-pop singer, songwriter and actress Melanie Peterson releases her new six-song EP ‘We Got This’ (produced by Mitch Girio) on November 27, 2020.

Melanie has a brand-new video for the first track on the album, “Back To You.” and is set to hold her online EP release party on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. – broadcast on location from her living room. The Facebook Live event will feature Melanie Peterson on lead vocal and acoustic guitar, and long-time bandmates Peter Collins on bass and “Lucky” Pete Lambert on percussion.

Of ‘We Got This,’ Melanie Peterson states, “This is an album of love songs. Though maybe not your typical kind of love songs. These songs are about the struggle to love and be loved, and how difficult that can sometimes be – yet also, how worth it.”

We Got This’ (the EP) – official release date; November 27, 2020 – is now available for pre-orders at, The album (available by CD and digital versions) was produced and mixed by Toronto producer/musician Mitch Girio (Fraz Milne, Emma Cook, David Newland). The lead song “Back To You” features Peterson on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, along with Mitch Girio on lead guitar, Peter Collins on bass and backing vocals and Mark Mariash on drums. It was recorded at Revolution Recording, and The Slow Cooker studio in Toronto. The song was mastered at Joao Carvalho Mastering.

Peterson states, “My hope for this EP is that folks find the songs relatable to their own romantic experiences. With this album, producer Mitch Girio and I took another step away from folk and moved closer to pop – building on what we started with my previous folk-pop EP ‘TWO.’ We added some lush string arrangements (written by Mitch and played by Alex McMaster on cello, Jill Daley on violin and Amanda Penner on viola) that I think add another layer of romance to the songs.”

Blessed with a voice reminiscent of an early Joni Mitchell, and an ability to imbue her vocals with palpable and authentic emotion, Saskatoon born, Toronto based singer-songwriter and actress Melanie Peterson has nimbly become one of the brightest lights on the Toronto music scene.

Previously, she has released a five-song EP called ‘After the Fall’ (2010), her first full-length album ‘Unbreakable’ (2013), a six-song cover EP titled ‘Read It On The Radio’ (2014), her second full-length album ‘Anywhere From Here’ (2016), a two-song EP called ‘Two’ (2017), original Christmas singles “Santa’s Sleigh” (2016), “When You Were Here” (2017) and “Christmas Breaks My Heart” in 2019 (a finalist in The Great American Songwriting Contest), a three-song digital EP titled “What You're Selling” (2018) and two singles in 2020, “We Got This” and “Tightrope,” from her latest six-song EP ‘We Got This’ (November 27, 2020).

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