Melissa McClain | Soaring

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by Melissa McClain

Listen. Dance. Be Moved. Sway to these strong, soaring melodies, from mellow folk to up-beat pop, when you feel like dancing. But also take the time to read the lyrics when you're in a more pensive mood. There's more to discover than just a great beat.
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Promise
4:21 $0.99
2. Three Parts Heart
4:12 $0.99
3. Keep It Warm
3:30 $0.99
4. Soaring
5:06 $0.99
5. My Own Enemy
3:33 $0.99
6. Could Have Been an Angel
4:57 $0.99
7. Matisse's Dance
4:34 $0.99
8. Breathe
4:12 $0.99
9. The Bluest Eye
3:06 $0.99
10. Something More
5:04 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
As a student at the University of Virginia in the late '80s and early '90s, Melissa McClain sang and played guitar as a member of a band, The Taming of Rex, and an acoustic duo, Talhelm and Thompson.

After graduating and moving to Michigan, her job as a high school English teacher forced music into the background.

However, after missing performing for all those years, she's planned a comeback.

A busy summer and fall of working with producer/singer-songwriter Michael King has brought about Melissa's debut CD entitled "Soaring." The collection is a mixture of lighthearted, up-beat tunes and more thoughtful, literature-inspired narratives.

Her songs let the listener in--to the struggle for freedom, to the thawing of the heart when one falls in love, to self-criticism and searching.

Accompanied by strong, soaring melodies, these songs showcase the poetics of lyricism.

Currently, Melissa is playing around the Ann Arbor, Michigan area that she calls home.



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CD for everyone... great driving music :)
This CD is in my CD player constantly, the lyrics are very well written, and the way it all comes together is amazing. The best music for driving around, and calming you down after a stressful day.

Kirsten Root Nahas

Compelling lyrics explore and describe humanity's inner life.
Like Shawn Colvin before her, Melissa McClain has grown from an accomplished cover artist to a master songwriter; the resulting debut album, "Soaring," explores life's pain and possibilities. Strong individuals, especially women, figure prominently in her musical stories. Her lyrics explore questions of religion, love, prejudice, freedom and self-doubt. The melodies include delicate, tranquil arrangements as well as get-up-and-dance, sing-in-the-shower rhythms.


Song #6 (Could Have Been an Angel) is incredible- you have to have this in your ipod!

Angela Wagner

This CD offers intelligent lyrics and excellent variety of melodies.
Soaring is a wonderfully written debut CD from Melissa McClain. Her growth as a musician and songwriter is evident throughout this CD. Melissa's songs offer thought provoking lyrics, as well as an eclectic mixture of melodies. I truly enjoy listening to this CD.