Mel Parsons releases new song 'Blame' and announces new album & tour dates

Indie-folk artist Mel Parsons will release her fourth studio album Glass Heart on November 30. Mel has also given fans another taste of what’s to come on the record with the release of ‘Blame’.

The Kiwi singer and songwriter has today also announced a three-date Glass Heart album tour, which will see her and her band play Meow in Wellington on December 5; Anthology Lounge in Auckland on December 6 and LAF in Christchurch on December 8.

Following on from the release of the album’s first official single ‘I Got The Lonely’, ‘Blame’ is a mournful track, laced with the echo of lost potential.

“’Blame’ is confronting and comforting at the same time... it’s a really sad song, maybe one of the darkest I’ve written,” says Parsons of the song. The song kicks off the 10-track GLASS HEART, laying the foundations for a bold and beautifully crafted body of work, which sees Parsons revealing a darker, fuller sound.

The album was recorded in Los Angeles with celebrated US producer Mitchell Froom (Crowded House, Suzanne Vega, Elvis Costello, Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie).

In the absence of her Kiwi band, Parsons recorded the record with an incredible cast of US-based musicians, including bass player Kaveh Rastegar (John Legend, Sia), guitarist Adam Levy (Norah Jones), drummer Ted Poor (Andrew Bird) and Froom on keyboards.

Parsons has been at the forefront of the indie-folk movement in New Zealand for many years, forging her own path as an independent, self-managed artist.

No stranger to hitting the road, Parsons has won over the audiences the old-fashioned way through live performance. She is arguably one of New Zealand’s most prolific touring acts, and is excited to finally be taking her new record Glass Heart directly to fans this December.


Wednesday December 5 - Wellington – Meow

Thursday December 6 – Auckland – Anthology Lounge

Saturday December 8 – Christchurch – LAF

Tickets via Under The Radar