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Melody Pool photo by Henry Diltz

It’s no fantasy – after a long wait, new music from highly acclaimed songwriter, singer and musician, Melody Pool, has been released today. “Fantasy Girl” is her first new song to be sent out into the world at the start of a year of exciting releases. Fans in Australia and overseas, music industry admirers and all who are aware of how unique and unforgettable Melody’s songs are, will not be disappointed.

As Melody Pool tells Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips via a zoom call, ‘Fantasy Girl’ came about as a result of learning piano and trying to avoid the usual guitar chord repetition. Watch the interview here and also below, check out Melody’s fabulous video for ‘FANTASY GIRL’

Fantasy Girl video

The single comes out ahead of Melody’s long-awaited third album, planned for release midway through 2024. “Fantasy Girl” is an exquisite fusing of earthy concepts, intelligent contemplation and ethereal eloquence. It’s also extremely catchy and sure to find its way to playlists on streaming and radio, as its soaring vocals and melody (her name is no accident) transport the listener on a journey through the artist’s quandary, as she explains:

“I feel really unfulfilled when I can’t externalise my creativity, and that’s where ‘Fantasy Girl’ came from – the mixed feelings of being unfulfilled by living ONLY a fantasy, but being too engrossed in the fantasy to abandon it.”

“Fantasy Girl” signals a gorgeous new mood and sound for Melody, but as she assures her long time fans who have followed her for more than a decade and love the deeply confessional, sometimes heart-wrenching and always life-affirming authenticity of her work, “It is absolutely still emotionally and lyrically faithful to who I am.”

Read the full Melody Pool biography

A recent trip to Los Angeles and an inspiring few days of photo shoots with legendary music photographer Henry Diltz – known for his iconic images of Joni Mitchell, Mama Cass, Eagles, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Doors, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and more – have provided Melody with beautiful new images that she will be using for her upcoming album. A few portraits are being previewed now for the “Fantasy Girl” single release.

Melody will be performing two shows in early May to officially send “Fantasy Girl” into the listening world and preview songs from her upcoming album, on May 2nd in Melbourne and May 4th in Sydney. She is also touring during May with her great music friend Ella Hooper.


April 28 The Gumball Festival, Dashville NSW

May 2   Wesley Anne, Melbourne VIC – Single Launch

May 4   Church Street Studios, Sydney NSW – Single Launch

May 17 The Wedge (Supporting Ella Hooper), Sale VIC

May 21 Hamilton PAC (supporting Ella Hooper), Hamilton, VIC

May 22 Lighthouse Theatre (Supporting Ella Hooper), Warrnambool VIC

May 25 Araluen Arts Centre (Supporting Ella Hooper), Alice Springs NT

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