A multi-cultural Pop-Underground Singer-Songwriter
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Melyz is currently working on the release of her pop-underground* debut EP.
(*Pop Electro with an alternative edge)
The first single " Dancefloor " is out now, and available on all streaming and download platforms!
Her stage formation can be adapted to an acoustic or full band performance, for either a mellow and intimate performance or a more rock underground vibe.
Audio link: here
MELYZ, a singer-songwriter of Mauritian origin, was born in Geneva, Switzerland.
Growing up in a multi-lingual family, it has influenced the way she writes, composes and sings.
Surrounded by music all her life, she started performing on stage at the age of 7.
Six years later she entered a performing art school in Nyon, Switzerland (Les Ateliers du Funambule).
In 2010 she moved to the UK to study music and attended two different music universities- ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music) and BIMM (Brighton Institute of Modern Music).
After graduating from the latter, she had the privilege of representing Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, under her real name - Mélanie René.
After taking part in many Eurovision-related events throughout Europe for more than a year, Melyz decided to focus on a more authentic and personal music project. A more modern music universe, in a Pop Electro vibe (in the style of MØ, Tove Lo or even Dua Lipa to name but a few).
Growing and learning from her previous experiences, she has decided to change her stage name to match her musical style: MELYZ.
Her first single "Dancefloor" was released on Friday 23rd March 2018, which she co-composed with Phil Braithwaite. It was recorded and produced at Kitchen Studio in Geneva, by Stephane Chapelle and Eric Anderson (of WUGS).
This first single will be featured on her debut EP, which will be released by the end of the Summer.
A bit more on Mélanie René
Mélanie René is MELYZ's real name.
She has taken part in a few music contests, winning the Grand Prize in the Romanian music contest "Festival George Grigoriu" in 2009, with one of her songs in french "Il chante avec les anges".
After graduating from BIMM, she was chosen to represent Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in May 2015, with one of her own songs "Time to Shine".
Originally the song was to figure on her debut EP, which she had planned to release after her graduation. The EP never came out, but the song got some recognition within the Music Industry (entering the top 100 music chart in several European countries).
Following the ESC held in Vienna, Austria, she did several gigs in different countries, such as Portugal, Latvia, the Netherlands and France (amongst others).
For more info on Mélanie René, click on the following link: www.melanierene.eu/articles