Mellah is excited to share details of his new single, ‘Hitchin’ out now on Columbia - stream here. The new single is accompanied by a live video, featuring multiple Mellahs performing the track in his studio. The official ‘Hitchin’ video will premiere in the coming weeks - a Baz Luhrmann-inspired spectacle featuring cameos from Lianne La Havas and Alaskalaska’s Lucinda Duarte-Holman.
Following a string of successful single releases throughout the year, Mellah shows no signs of slowing down with perhaps his most striking, immediate release to date. ‘Hitchin’ is a testament to this masterful young songwriter’s ability to conjure immersive new worlds; it’s anthemic, garage punk and country infused indie pop, transporting the listener to an abandoned horizon with its hypnotic, hymn-like drones and thunderous synth hooks.
In Mellah’s words, "‘Hitchin’ is about relinquishing control. Forever pining and searching and digging for contentment, meaning and joy when in reality it's in your back pocket, all you need to do is stop looking for it to notice the free ride.”
Mellah is the moniker of Liam Ramsden, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with a flair for infectious melodies and an off-kilter yet razor-sharp point of view. Lyrically, he takes a candid approach to tackling the world as he sees it; everything from suburbia to social media to psychosis is explored, often seeking to subvert the powers that be. “I often feel quite a lot of anger at society and how people seem to ignore injustice just for a cup of tea and a comfy sofa,” he explains. “We consume these sanitised shrink-wrapped little nuggets of reality whereas the rest of the world’s crawling around in the mud. It seems crazy to me that people aren’t angry about it, don’t want it to change.”
‘Hitchin’ joins recent singles ‘Habit’, ‘Family Fun’ and ‘Death, Pillage, Plunder’ as a collection of very different but very moreish leftfield pop songs, positing Mellah as a canny purveyor of whip-smart, clued-up indie-pop.
Mellah will headline London’s Scala on the 11th February, his biggest show to date. Tickets are on sale now.