ocean song video out now premiered by popmatters

preorder my album Here, There 
 

My debut album Here, There will be released May 27th, 2022 via Northern Spy Records!

“Here, There," like many songs on the album, is another one that falls under the category of ‘twisted love song.’ It’s not just another twisted love song though, it’s a special one because it’s also the title track for a body of work that encompasses eight distinct snapshots of self reflection. I wrote the song several years ago while living the intensity of a fleeting summer romance with an expiration date. Choosing to pursue impossible love is dangerously addictive: it serves as a portal to our most impassioned states of being, triggering the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Sometimes we convince ourselves that it’s the only way we know how to love (it’s not! but we learn). More specifically, the song expresses a desire to be desired as a full self; to be seen and loved for, not in spite of, the flaws that define beauty. And at the end of the day, the song is about pure, unadulterated desire, in all of its irrational spirals and illogical loops that converge to create deep meaning.”

Engineered and Mixed by Peter Atkinson 
Mastered by Matthew Azevedo
Cover photo by Maria Fernandes

Design by Jules Evens

new single : diamond

 

Diamond is my first single released by Northern Spy Records, available on all streaming platforms


"With "Diamond," Weikart offers a peek into her upcoming debut album (her first release with Northern Spy). Accompanied solely by her piano, Weikart weaves a Brothers Grimm-like tale of a human who finds a precious stone — a diamond that represents true romance and mystical beauty. So powerful is this diamond that the human is put under its spell, pulled in by the weight of this immaculate discovery. Following in the footsteps of legends like Tori Amos and Regina Spektor, Weikart's musical approach is shaped by her passion for experimental vocal harmony and formative training as a classical pianist. Melissa’s solo songwriting project has been described as a playfully intimate dialogue between voice and piano, inviting listeners into a rich, raw world of twisted melodies and exposed dissonance."

Engineered and Mixed by Peter Atkinson 
Mastered by Matthew Azevedo
Cover photo by Maria Fernandes

Design by Jules Evens

testing all my memories [2019]

“Testing All My Memories (Live)” is a live album of solo piano/voice songs from my Master’s recital at New England Conservatory in April 2018, self-released on January 18th, 2019.

Mixed by Jeremy Sarna.

Mastered by Peter Atkinson.

Album art by Extra Vitamins.

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coffee [2017]

“Like a car in a lake or a blackberry bush or an old pot of coffee, Melissa Weikart's debut EP enters stage-right with the unapologetic aire of those things that just are. Eschewing the trappings of modern sonic decadence in favor of the simple ageless pallete of piano and voice, Weikart subtly displays her mastery over pen and canvas, drawing a hyperrealist landscape with words and sound and the scattered, piercing perceptions of a restless mind taking the hypocritical world to task, and leaving us wanting more.” — Matt Pike, HEC tapes

Released on HEC Tapes December 17th, 2017.

Recorded/Mixed/Mastered by Nick Biceglia. 

Album art by Extra Vitamins.