Young up and coming artist Melvin Bender, or Melo, is releasing his highly anticipated new album 1917 on March 28th, 2022. Bender has been making music since his senior year of high school, where he started off as a duo but broke off and found huge online success. He initially started making music because of his passion for it, and his passion for seeing the way others were drawn to it. When people listen to his music, he wants his audience to “fall in love with music the way I did. Music helped me find myself and find my purpose. It brings me peace and serenity.”
When asked how he stood out as an artist, he responded, “What’s makes me stand out is my way of creating music that attaches more than on a personal level I’m making music to be able to draw you in and make you actually think about my music. I tell lots of stories and all of my music has a purpose or personal story behind it that I want people to figure out almost like a game or puzzle.” Bender’s personal connection to his music adds an extra level of intimacy and relation to his listeners.
Bender has also managed to gain a very large following on the popular social media app, TikTok, over the past six months. His TikTok account, @melo.313, has gained a following of over 1.2 million followers and over 30 million likes, which are very high numbers over such a short period of time. Bender has been quoted talking about how much his fans mean to him, “I have a very engaged fan base and love them dearly and they should join the Melo Family.”
Watch for Melo’s new album 1917, releasing on all music streaming platforms on March 28th, 2022.