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Singer-Songwriter Melanie Penn to Release More Alive Vol. 2 July 15

Project Features 10 Original Songs and New Videos

Singer-Songwriter Melanie Penn to Release 'More Alive Vol. 2' July 15

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NEWS SOURCE: Bozeman Media
May 11, 2022

May, 2022 (New York City) ---- Melanie Penn will release her sixth studio album, More Alive Vol. 2 on July 15, featuring a full album with 10 songs and multiple videos. The talented artist released four music videos this winter/spring to give her audience a taste of the incredible music she will deliver in mid-summer. In January 2022, Penn started releasing four songs from her album, “The Story,” “Look Up,” “Just Jump,” and the original version of “The Melody.” All four songs are currently available on YouTube and all listening platforms, with Penn’s full album releasing on July 15 that will be available at all music outlets.

Penn has once again teamed with Nashville producers Ben Shive and Cason Cooley for the project. Shive is producer for all of the songs on More Alive Vol. 2, with Cooley co-producing five of the recordings. The recording process with the team this time around was easier, since socially distance restrictions were lifted. Penn and her team were able to get into the studio for the first time in two years and work in person with the musicians.

“The covid era was so painful for all of us but I have to admit it yielded some of my favorite songs to date,” said Penn. “In another time I would never have written songs like ‘Peace’ or ‘The Story’ - as usual God brought beauty from ashes! I lamented the covid era for a long time but after everything I’ve learned I wouldn’t go back to my ‘2019 self!’

When Penn released More Alive Vol. 1 in 2020, the country was dealing with Covid-19 that led to isolation in homes, fear of the disease and an uncertain future. In 2022, struggles still remain with different issues, but Penn delivers uplifting songs and thoughtful lyrics to share the hope that only God can give. Her albums flow with consistent messages for fans and listeners, that once more brings a wide range of songs that always come back to the dependence on our faith.

Penn’s journey with the songs and music of her new album comes with heartbreak, since the music was written during the long Covid era when she was caring for her father’s battle with cancer, who eventually passed away in 2021. However, the strength of Penn’s faith poured into her songs. The soothing “Peace” tells us how to overcome adversity while anchored in God’s promises, whereas “Follow You” musically describes how we deal with the emotions of our heart, although God can make it a gift of an open door. “He’s Got the Whole World” is one of the more upbeat songs on More Alive Vol. 2, where the song delivers an answer that God is totally in control, no matter the situation.

Stay tuned with Penn on her website and social media, as she will have new videos in May, June and July, along with an album announcement on May 23. Website, Facebook, Instagram.

About Melanie Penn

Melanie Penn is a singer/songwriter dividing her time between Nashville and New York City. She was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Falls Church, Va. She began singing and receiving formal vocal training at a young age, and even competed as a classical vocalist through her teen years. After studying classical voice, she moved to New York City and pursued musical theatre where she joined a national Broadway touring company with Grease, starring Frankie Avalon. Following several years in the theater scene, Penn’s attention turned to songwriting and becoming a solo artist. Melanie has also been quite active as a worship leader in New York City, and served at Redeemer Presbyterian Church under theologian Tim Keller. She has released six albums with Nashville producer Ben Shive, including More Alive Vol. 1 and More Alive Vol. 2. 

More Alive Vol. 2 Track Listing:

  1. The Story
  2. I Will Trust
  3. How To Sing
  4. Just Jump
  5. Look Up
  6. Follow You
  7. The Melody
  8. Psalm 23
  9. He’s Got The Whole World
  10. Peace


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