According to Greek mythology, Melpomene was one of the nine Muses of the arts, in this case the Muse of Tragedy. That might explain the heartfelt tones of Melpo Mene’s new single, Get A Rocket. Have a listen to the song below.
The Swede spent much of the last few years in America, working in TV and pop, but here he returns to his indie roots. The song reflects on mortality and questions surrounding religious tradition, he says, but does so in a gentle yet pointed style. The indie-folk arrangement has an ethereal tone, shadowing the vocals, while the lyrics are honest and, at times, stark. Melancholy is rarely this catchy.