Madeline Merlo released a steamy music video for her new single, “Kiss Kiss.” The video finds Merlo, winner of NBC’s Songland, looking for a midnight love at a modern masquerade party. She walks around the party, which is full of people and only lit by a few colorful lights, while singing the song’s lyrics is about a worry-free night out after a breakup. The video also shows the man of Merlo’s affection looking for someone at the party before the two finally find each other and let the night unfold. This one-night love story is accompanied by upbeat production featuring beats, drums and guitar.
“We should just kiss, kiss right now / Maybe we should just ditch this whole crowd / In a getaway car, let’s light up the dark and pretend to call it love,” she sings in the chorus.
“My latest single ‘Kiss Kiss’ is an energetic step in a direction sonically I haven’t gone before,” says Merlo. “Both the song and the music video feel mysterious and an exciting move in uncharted territory for my artistry. ‘Kiss Kiss’ represents the reckless place you can find yourself fresh off a breakup.”
Born and raised in Maple Ridge, British Columbia near Vancouver, Merlo recently made headlines by winning an episode of NBC’s songwriting competition, Songland. She won the competition with her song “Champagne Night,” which was recorded by Lady A and produced by Shane McAnally. She has already made waves in the Canadian country world, releasing four Top 15 singles to Canadian country radio and winning the Canadian Country Music Association’s Rising Star Award in 2015.