With his debut EP Liminality out May 12th, Mellah has shared his self-directed video for ‘Round’, a dark and fantastical interpretation of the song’s inspiration.
Mellah, aka Liam Ramsden, says: “The video is in part a literal interpretation of an encounter I had with an ex-mod soldier in a pub in Warrington, which later became my motivation for the song. He was a pretty unhinged guy who had decided that what I needed was a stint in the British army to set me straight. He spent the evening making sure I knew about his hunch. It is also in part influenced by a book called ‘owning your own shadow’ by Robert Johnson (not the one who sold his soul to the devil). The White lady embodies the darker side of the soldier’s self, the part of himself that he cannot face and so torments him.”
‘Round’ has already received acclaim from the likes of The Line of Best Fit, DIY and The Sunday Times, who described the track as “raw, ragged and furious – like PJ Harvey in her earliest, darkest days”.
Mellah will celebrate the release of the EP with a show at Peckham’s Montague Arms on May 16th.