NBC’s Songland winner Madeline Merlo today debuts the official music video for her energetically catchy song “Slide” from her critically acclaimed new EP Slide. Directed by Preston Leatherman and filmed in Nashville in Charlotte Park, the fun-filled video puts Merlo’s good-feel vibes on full display, featuring the incredible roller-skating talents of Push, Dylan Sorrows and Boardwalk Clay.
“I am elated to have the video for ‘Slide’ out in the world today,” says Merlo. “The director, Preston Leatherman, captured the essence and joy of the song perfectly. It features incredible skate performers, some good friends, and even my dog, Ellie. We had the vision for the video while creating the song, so it’s extra special to have that vision come to life today!”
“…already proven her songwriting chops…This feisty, flirty cut vibrates with youthful charm, and highlights the narrative flair in Merlo’s writing, but also her engaging vocal.” – Billboard on “Slide”
“NBC’s Songland winner is celebrating the release of her four-track EP with powerful female stories. If there’s one song you listen to, make sure it’s the playful title track co-written by Sam Hunt.” – E! News on “Slide”
The award-winning songwriter “has long made a career by telling big emotional stories in the span of 3 minute or so songs” (American Songwriter). The title track “Slide” – written by Merlo, Sam Hunt, Zach Crowell and Jerry Flowers (Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Sam Hunt) – was originally a song Hunt was writing for himself. As the song developed though, Hunt and Crowell knew the song would be better suited for a female artist, and Madeline was invited into the writer’s room to finish the playful tune.
Produced by Zach Crowell and co-written by Merlo with prolific No. 1 powerhouses like Ashley Gorley (Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett), Hillary Lindsey (Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady A), Jerry Flowers (Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Sam Hunt) and more, her “fun and vibrant new EP” (PopCulture) also includes the Shania Twain-inspired “YOUNG-ish,” the “pure, honest, and catchy” (Country Swag) “I Need A Drink” and honestly mature “Girl Where He Grew Up” that “certainly stands out” (PopCulture).
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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 her spirited four-track EP Slide via BBR Music Group / Wheelhouse Records. Produced by Zach Crowell (Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban) and backed by iridescent beats, the new project — entirely co-written by Merlo — delivers powerful female stories, from budding romances (“Slide, “I Need A Drink”) to growing up (“YOUNG-ish,” produced by Crowell and Jerry Flowers) to the lessons learned in-between (“Girl Where He Grew Up,” produced by Crowell and Nathan Chapman). 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. For more information on Madeline Merlo, visit: www.madelinemerlo.com..https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/10/nbcs-songland-winner-madeline-merlo-debuts-official-music-video-for-exuberant-title-track-from-just-released-ep-slide/New ArtistsNew ReleasesPress ReleaseVideos"Slide",Billboard,Boardwalk Clay,Dylan Sorrows,E! news,Madeline Merlo,NBC,PopCulture,Push,Songland,youtube