NASHVILLE, TN – (24th March, 2023) – Winner of NBC’s reality competition TV series Songland, Madeline Merlo today releases her emotionally charged new song “Same Car”. Co-written by Merlo with prolific No. 1 songwriters Sara Haze, Jason Saenz, Josh Osborne and producer Zach Crowell (Dustin Lynch, Sam Hunt), the award-winning songwriter of Lady A’s no. 1 hit “Champagne Night” flaunts sharp lyrics with her dynamic, powerhouse vocals. Thinking back to a painful memory, the song remembers what was and dials in on the sorrow and angst felt post-breakup. Listen now HERE.
“‘Same Car’ is a song that I have been excited to release since the day I wrote it” says Merlo. “It’s a vulnerable and raw story about getting your heart broken in the same place you fell in love. As a young person – a car is often the setting for the range of emotions you experience as you go through a relationship with someone. This song explores that, and the production gives it a cinematic backdrop that, I hope, will take the audience on that journey with me”.
Having “already proven her songwriting chops” (Billboard), Merlo has “long made a career by telling big emotional stories in the span of 3 minute or so songs” (American Songwriter). Similar to her critically acclaimed label-debut EP, Slide, that scored her praise from Billboard, E! News, PopCulture, Music Row and more, Merlo continues her build her niche as a songwriter and artist, as she brings to life powerful female stories, from budding romances to growing up to the lessons learned in-between. “…Ready to make her name and talent known in the American country music landscape” (Country Swag), the “rising country star’s” (People) electric new song “Same Car” is out now.
ABOUT MADELINE MERLO:
Award-winning songwriter and “rising Country star” (Country Now) Madeline Merlo “has long made a career by telling big emotional stories in the span of 3 minute or so songs” (American Songwriter). Now, after scoring impressive Canadian radio play and winning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Rising Star Award (and being nominated twice for Female Artist of the Year), the “breakout talent” (American Songwriter) just released a super-charged new song “Same Car” along with her spirited four-track EP Slide via BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records. Produced by Zach Crowell (Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch) and backed by iridescent beats, Merlo’s collection of songs — all co-written by Merlo — deliver powerful female stories, from budding romances, to growing up, to the lessons learned in between. Winner of the season 2 premiere of the NBC songwriting reality TV series Songland, the Canadian songstress’ captivating track “Champagne Night,” recorded and released by Lady A, went on to be a three-week No. 1 song on US Country radio and earned her the 2021 Canadian Country Music Association Award for Songwriter of the Year.