Melanie Brulée, ‘Whiskey & Whine’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Singer-songwriter Melanie Brulée is debuting the music video for her fiery new song "Whiskey & Whine" exclusively for readers of The Boot. Press play above to watch.
The "Whiskey & Whine" music video is a straightforward in-studio clip, featuring Brulée and her band performing the tune. Brulée and Australian singer-songwriter Liz Stringer wrote the song while touring in Northern Ontario, Canada.
"It’s about someone reminiscing to better days with a partner, before their drinking problem renders the relationship irreparable," Brulée tells The Boot. "A lot of friends and loved ones have recently chosen sobriety as a lifestyle, and I commend them for that."
Brulée's own experience with addiction in her family makes "Whiskey & Whine" uniquely personal: "I’m certainly no expert on the matter, but I’ve found myself on the other side of addiction a fair bit," she admits. "There are mixed feelings between wanting to help someone and needing them to want to help themselves.
"My late father had suffered from addiction and took his own life as a result," Brulée adds. "Music has been my way of dealing with this and opening conversations about mental health and addiction."
"Whiskey & Whine" appears on Brulée's forthcoming album, titled Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind. The Ontario native penned the album's songs following a 10-day road trip down the historic Route 66, a trip with friends that helped cure her writer's block.
"This album is meant to be listened to like a soundscape to a imaginary film that will guide you from Nashville to Vegas through desert canyons, into Western ghost towns, while sleeping in dingy motels and stopping at strange truck stops along the way," she explains. "Maybe you’ll take them on your own road trip; they’d love that."
Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind is set for release on Oct. 19 and available for pre-order through PledgeMusic.