24 hours exploring Berlin with songbird Melis

Step into someone else's shoes as half Czech, half Turkish and now Berlin-based Melis takes us around her city in her photo diary.

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Delicate yet moving, singer and songwriter Melis has already found that you don’t need to make the loudest noise to have the biggest reaction. Releasing her first track, the self-produced ‘Love Song Idea‘ this spring, she introduced to the world her heavenly vocals, gathering further attention when she reached the top of the Hype Machine charts. Last month she followed this up with the equally subtle but just as moving ‘Flower‘ a song she wrote during a difficult period in her life.

On the latest track she says “The sentiment of the song is that going through sadness and being in a dark place isn’t forever. There is hope and better things if only one doesn’t give up. I recorded the idea, like ‘Love Song Idea’, on my iPhone. I began to record parts of it in my apartment and in a small Berlin studio space with Josh Christopher.”

Now living in the creative city, she takes us around her favourite spots in her photo diary for us below. See what it’s like to actually be an artist living in Berlin, and learn some history too as Melis takes us on a tour.

Melis is releasing a limited run of her EP Parallels on vinyl – pre-order it here here

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