Melody Federer


Amanda Blide


Both truthful and relatable, singer-songwriter, Melody Federer weaves captivating, raw and emotion-filled stories based on a life full of love, loss and adventure. On the move since her youth, she has already collected a long and winding road’s worth of memories that she pulls from for inspiration, but her travels are just beginning. Already established as a writer for many of music’s top artists, Melody is ready to step back into the spotlight and share her story with the world.

Originally from Dallas, Melody became enthralled with music on account of her father, a pastor, who taught her to sing and play hymns on guitar. At the young age of 20, she ran away to Paris, accompanied by a jazz pianist she met at a party in New York. After receiving a record deal in Los Angeles, the duo left Paris, but soon found themselves unable to record an album due to insufficient funds. Melody broke from her partner and began busking before securing a residency where she soon caught the ear of Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter Billy Mann (P!nk, Robyn, Sting), who offered her a full-time publishing deal with his company Green & Bloom, a joint venture with BMG. Since signing, she has written songs for the likes of Kelly Rowland, Hilary Duff, and Jacob Whitesides.

“Standing” the first single from her upcoming album, When the Dogwoods Bloom, captures the hearts of listeners as Melody’s honest vocals soar above a swirling guitar and violin track. Taking elements from country, jazz and folk, the gifted artist displays her strength despite adversity, repeating like a mantra, “here we are still standing.” The track begins with a bare guitar line, and then launches into her passionate declaration of love despite complications, with which Melody is all too familiar. “We've been through it all. Getting pregnant unexpectedly after dating only a few months, moving across the country, my fiancé losing a job and the three of us having to start over,” she recounts. “But sometimes I feel like life breaks you down so you can find the truth of who you are, and start over from there, without all the ego and fear.” Her new music shows a development away from the pop-driven ballads of her past and towards a more intimate, down-to-earth sound.

As she readies her new album, Melody is grateful to begin yet another adventure. “With this album I felt free to be led by feeling again.” It appears that this newfound freedom will lead her to big things in 2016. You can receive updates about Melody Federer on Facebook at

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02.24.17//Melody Federer Details Intimate Stories in 'When The Dogwoods Bloom'

Melody Federer Details Intimate Stories in 'When The Dogwoods Bloom'

Los Angeles, CA – Singer-songwriter, Melody Federer, released her new album When The Dogwoods Bloom, a collection of soulful tracks that are equally relatable and truthful. The album is beautifully layered with gentle sounds and authenticity in her voice, featuring the breathtaking breakout singles “Standing” and “Something To Show.” When the Dogwoods Bloom is now available worldwide to download or stream.

Acting as a diary, When The Dogwoods Bloom gives listeners a deep insight into some of Federer’s most intimate stories with each track highlighting a different chapter in her life. As heard on SiriusXM’s Velvet and Coffeehouse stations, the first single, “Standing” sets of the tone for the rest of the album as a hopeful and light song that exudes a special warmth. Much like the rest of the album, “Standing” is structured with transparent lyrics that showcase Federer’s ability to wear her heart on her sleeve. With lines like “I swore on a Bible that I was over you, but it was all a lie, you are my only truth and here we are, still standing,” Federer makes it easy to connect with her listeners. The second single “Something To Show”, which debuted on HelloGiggles, is an infectious and adventurous track that challenges people to stop running away from something as beautiful as love. “I felt the need to share a part of myself I haven't shared as a songwriter,” Federer commented, “They are very personal songs but I feel like they'll resonate with the vulnerable parts of other people too.” When The Dogwoods Bloom is a compilation of tracks full of meaning and honesty.

Originally from Dallas, Melody Federer knew at a young age that music was her passion when her father, a pastor, taught her to sing and play hymns on guitar. At age 20, she traveled to Paris with a jazz pianist and the duo went on to perform at local cafes and eventually festivals. The pair left Paris shortly after landing a recording deal in Los Angeles, but due to issues with the label the album never saw the light of day. Federer then parted ways with her partner and began to busk around Los Angeles until she secured a residency at a hotel lounge. During one of these sets, she met Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter, Billy Mann (Sting, P!nk, Robyn), who offered her a publishing deal with his company Green & Bloom, a joint venture with BMG. Since then, Federer has written songs for the likes of Hilary Duff, Kelly Rowland, and Jacob Whitesides, and has performed her solo material at legendary venues in Los Angeles such as Hotel Café, the House of Blues, The Harvard Club and more.

Rich with soulful flavors, When The Dogwoods Bloom is an album that can resonate with anyone. Whether it’s the raw honesty, the melodic emotion or the captivating voice, Federer is sure to win over any listener. Take a listen for yourself buy streaming or downloading When The Dogwoods Bloom now. For more information about Melody check out