Live at the Sonic Room (Brooklyn House Concert Series) Featuring: Meredith Butterworth (djembe/vocals) & Eric Mire (keys).
Have you heard my third album yet? It’s called Non Merci, not “Non Mercy,” but pronounced “No Mare C” in English, meaning “No Thanks.”
The meaning comes from all of the things in the world that you sometimes just want to say “Non Merci” to. It’s deep, as some of the album can get, but the majority of it is actually fun and playful, with satire about “The Fool Who” stole my car (a true story), or a love letter being passed back and forth between France and America in “If You Love.”
Non Merci was written and recorded in Marnay-sur-Seine, France at Centre d’Art Marnay Art Centre in just a two month period. It is one of the most magical places in the world. If you can’t get there by plane, I suggest you take a listen to the album, as I have captured the essence pretty well. And I am forever indebted to those of you that supported my residency through Indiegogo … You know who you are. Thank you! And special thanks to Eric Meyer for sending me beats for two months and for joining me overseas in the last weeks.
All hail the Strawberry Cadillac! My very first album, and favorite album title to date. If you want to see where sweet little Melissa all began, where the fire started, you’ll want to get this album.
Luckily for you there are still some limited edition copies of it available in CD format through CD Baby. Or of course you can always download digitally pretty much from anywhere on the net including iTunes, Bandcamp, and Spotify.
A side note: This album was given a great review in print by Bitch Magazine, and I am forever grateful for their belief in my music as early on as 2008!