February 11th, 2020
Mel Bryant to release new single, “I Love You I’m Sorry” Feb 14
Mel Bryant, grand prize winner of the 2018 NewSong competition, will release a new single on Feb. 14, 2020.
Mel Bryant is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a new single release. “I Love You I’m Sorry” is the latest from the 2018 NewSong Grand Prize Winner and her band, Mel Bryant and the Mercy Makers.
Recorded in the Mercy Makers’ home in East Nashville, “I Love You I’m Sorry” combines the best of Bryant’s powerhouse vocals and confessional songwriting sensibilities. The emo-tinged anthem will appear on the band’s forthcoming record as the title track. The album is slated for release in June, with two additional singles out in March and April.
“I wrote ‘I Love You I’m Sorry’ in a time when I didn’t know how to explain myself in my relationships, particularly when I was feeling like I wasn’t being heard or understood,” says Bryant. “It’s become increasingly clear to me that I — and many women I know and love — automatically default to saying ’sorry’ and taking blame whenever there is conflict. We internalize and apologize and hope that the problem’s solved. But that’s not fair and it’s not how you live truthfully and happily. … Ultimately, this song was a self help practice in understanding myself and why I act the way that I do … and I hope that it helps other women do the same.”
“I Love You I’m Sorry” is the sophomore release from this up-and-coming group and the long-awaited follow up to their debut single, “In My Head,” which premiered on Nashville’s top indie music station, Lightning 100, and helped the artist win the 2018 NewSong
International Songwriting Competition.
The band will premier “I Love You I’m Sorry” live on Today In Nashville, News channel 4, on February 13, and celebrate with a show at The Basement that night.
Mel Bryant & the Mercy Makers, an indie rock outfit from East Nashville, TN comprised of lovers and friends, making music for their lovers and friends. Listen to Mel Bryant and the Mercy Makers on Spotify, and follow the band on Facebook and Instagram.