Melissa McClelland
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Melissa McClelland


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Stranded In Suburbia (2004)
Thumbelina's One Night Stand (2006)

"White Lies" (Stranded in Suburbia)
"Jaded" (Stranded in Suburbia)
"Pretty Blue" (Stranded in Suburbia)
"You Know I Love You Baby" (Thumbelina's One...)
"Passenger 24" (Thumbelina's One...)


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Fairy tales are made of girls like her; or in Melissa’s case, re-written by them.

Thumbelina’s one night stand is the first of its kind. This album is a collection of dark fables for the soul, where love haunts solitude and fantasy trumps reality. By unflinchingly internalizing pop music sensibilities, Melissa carefully maps out the landscape within us. She explores the rules on the inside, for it is there where most rules are broken.

Never begrudging us our bearings or herself tradition, Melissa’s music and lyrics both sooth and comfort us. She has the utmost respect for the forms of expression she has chosen, and lovingly buckles us in for the ride. Nevertheless, we are mysteriously transported someplace entirely unexpected, yet always a sacred place we were somehow meant to go.

Thumbelina is not entirely Melissa’s tale. It belongs to all those who have flirted with would be disaster, taken a left turn instead of a right, inhaled so deeply that cracks become roads and slipping becomes strutting. It also belongs to the visionaries that came together to make it so: her right hand man, producer and guitar extraordinaire Luke Doucet; additional production by Jeff Trott; her stellar band; and adding to it all, guest appearances by Greg Keelor (Blue Rodeo), Justin Rutledge, and Sarah McLachlan.

With this album Melissa McClelland has risen as the avant-garde mistress of inner pop noire. Sometimes purgatorial, other times ephemeral, she is both poet and pioneer. She never flinches at the ugly, never falters at the undone. Instead, she continually rises, one minute the vixen, the next apple pie.

A dark feline beauty in a spotless whit summer dress in the deepest of southern romances on the coldest of winter nights, Melissa is a heroine you will not be able to get out of your mind.