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Jodie Mellor

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I'm a singer-songwriter, releasing confessional bedroom pop as well as writing for other artists. After a 6 month internship as Junior A&R at Cactus City, I am now a member of the team working on social media. I also do freelance artist development.


I've just released my latest single Break The News. It tells a bittersweet story of self-doubt, vulnerability and worth. It definitely felt like a step up for me. The track was produced at home by my boyfriend, but I recorded vocals with my friend Katie May, and piano at HUMM Studios in Bristol. It was then mixed by another friend of mine, Shaun Reynolds. It definitely feels like a community went into it. The song is about someone falling out of love, but I felt so much love making it.


I'm mostly inspired by music that I listen to, other writers, artists and their projects. My own music is heavily inspired by my own experiences or sometimes situations that I witness or find emotive in film or tv. I always feel most inspired to write after seeing a gig.

Some writers that I would love to collaborate with are Francis, Plested and Ines Dunn, who seem to write every song that I love.


Know your worth and stand your ground. No-one knows your music and your message more than you do. No matter how often they tell you you're wrong, or that the path you're on isn't the right one, stick to what feels right for you and only you.

I'm currently reading Bigger Than Us by Fearne Cotton and I'm loving it. I'm not usually a big fan of non-fiction, but feel like this reads a bit more like a story and keeps me engaged. I'm only a few chapters in and it's already making me see the every day differently.


I'm loving Maisie Peters new album the Good Witch, Isabel Pless, Ryan Beatty and Olivia Dean.


I would like to see the people with power in the industry, the big labels, the big festival curators and the likes of Spotify to be actively supporting and pushing women and minorities to the forefront. It all feeds back down to young girls feeling like the music industry is a space for them.


It would be incredible if you could have a listen to Break The News and share it around I also have a tip jar to help contribute to recording my next project:

Hey you, wanna feature on our cactus city blog


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