Suki Waterhouse has announced her upcoming full-length debut album, I Can’t Let Go, will be released Friday, April 22nd via Sub Pop Records. Additionally, she has released a brand-new single from the album, “Melrose Meltdown,” accompanied by a stylized and gorgeous music video directed by Sofia Malamute. Both “Melrose Meltdown” and I Can’t Let Go are produced by Grammy-Nominated Producer & Songwriter Brad Cook (Bon Iver, War On Drugs, Snail Mail, Waxahatchee). “Melrose Meltdown” is the third release off I Can’t Let Go; “Moves” and “My Mind,” the album’s first two songs, were released in October 2021.
“Melrose Meltdown” puts Suki’s evocative vocals on display and features her signature style of singing in haunting refrains. Suki welcomes listeners into her Melrose Meltdown where “nobody ever breaks up, we just break down.” The music video highlights the beautiful loneliness Suki croons about by showcasing her dancing solo in fragmented light. Later in the video, Suki is seen singing to the camera in the back of a pickup truck with palm trees overhead, cruising down what we can only assume must be Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
Suki Waterhouse catalogs the most intimate, formative, and significant moments of her life through songs. You might recognize her name or her work as singer, songwriter, and actress, but you’ll really get to know the multi-faceted artist through her music. Growing up in London, Suki gravitated towards music’s magnetic pull and always saw the medium as a way of expressing creativity and telling stories. Previous singles “Brutally”, “Good Looking” and “Valentine” drew comparisons to the Paisley Underground sound of Mazzy Star and to the 60s influenced girl group reimagining of bands like Stockholm’s The Concretes and Glasgow’s Camera Obscura.
Previous Praise for Suki Waterhouse:
“…add to the mix her vocal style – calling to mind the exquisite tones of Elizabeth Fraser or Hope Sandoval – and a solid collection of early work that caught the ear of Sub Pop, and you’ve got a welcome addition to your 2022 playlist.” - NPR
“…perfectly captures the liminal moments of heartbreak, reminding us that it’s never exactly good or bad — in the words of Waterhouse, “It just is.” - Refinery29
I Can’t Let Go tracklisting