Mel Parsons releases heartwarming new single and video, ‘Tiny Days’, just in time for Mother’s Day.
The award-winning Mel Parsons has today unveiled the heartwarming new single ‘Tiny Days’, alongside a gorgeous accompanying video. A nod to working parents of the world, the song lands just ahead of Mother’s Day and marks the start of a three-date New Zealand tour.
Emotive, uplifting and reflective, ‘Tiny Days’ sees Parsons making a rare departure from her trademark melancholic indie-folk, as she explores family life and the “extreme challenge” of juggling work as a musician, while raising small children.
“‘Tiny Days’ is about the slow realisation that you can’t be all things to all people all of the time, especially when you have little ones,” reflects Parsons. “It’s me accepting that there are a lot of things that I have to let go of. Expectations, perfection, time - all in the bin. Meantime, battling to stay present and remember that these ‘Tiny Days’ days will soon be just memories and photographs.” Parsons and her partner have four children aged nine, four, three and two, and describe their house on a good day as “absolute chaos”.“Amongst it all, we are learning to just be in it, stay sane and enjoy it as best we can,” says Parsons.
"The video concept was just capturing the tiny moments as they were. When our son was born we had a 1 year old and a 2 year old, which made life relentless, sleep scarce, and work nearly impossible. The video is a record of a few of those moments - beautiful, boring, funny, exhausting and delightful."
‘Tiny Days’ features friends and fellow Fly My Pretties alumni Anna Coddington on backing vocals and LA Mitchell (Terrible Sons) on piano, alongside CSO cellist Naomi Hnat.
As one of Aotearoa’s favourite touring acts, the award-winning indie-folk artist is embarking on a three-date tour to celebrate the release of ‘Tiny Days’. The TINY DAYS TOUR opens in Auckland on May 19 at Galatos; Parsons will then perform in Christchurch on May 20 at The Piano and wrap up the tour in Wellington on May 28 at Meow.
Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the magic of Mel Parsons live, who just last year released her critically acclaimed album SLOW BURN which debuted at #3 in the Official Top 40 album charts and #2 in the Top 20 NZ album charts. This fifth album follows up her acclaimed record GLASS HEART, which saw her win Best Folk Artist / Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa at the 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards. GLASS HEART was also a finalist for the 2019 Taite Music Prize and Top 20 finalist at 2019’s APRA Silver Scroll Award.
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