“Sometimes we put on a face when people ask how we are and we don’t tell them how we really feel because we’re afraid of the true feelings we would say out loud,” Melchor states. “‘Light Year’ is a song about feeling far from the things you love, the people you love, the place you want to be or even the emotions you strive to feel.”
“Light Year” follows last month’s release of Melchor’s Lullaby Hotline, Vol. 1 – a soothing balm after a dark past year for the world. With singles including “Begin Again” “Last Time,” and My Chemical Romance cover “I’m not okay,” the 12-track record was largely inspired by the Melchor Lullaby Hotline, which Melchor launched at the onset of the COVID lockdown last year, urging fans to text or email him every Sunday to hear a new song. By the end of the year, he personally sent 44 songs to a rapidly growing list of almost 10,000.
Melchor will embark on a 10-date socially-distanced tour with Flipturn, making stops at small capacity, outdoor venues across the southern US. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Watch the video for “Light Year” below.
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