Acclaimed powerhouse r&b/soul vocalist and Canadian Idol finalist Gary Beals is thrilled to be releasing his new album, The Melody Within, a musical journey between r&b, soul and pop that unfolds across 2 sides
ARTIST: Gary Beals
TITLE: The Melody Within
LABEL: LRK Records
DIGITAL RELEASE: October 27th 2023
LP / CD RELEASE: December 1st 2023
FORMAT: LP / CD / Digital
CATALOG N.: LRK06
GENRE: neo soul / rnb
Canadian artist Gary Beals‘ new album The Melody Within unfolds much like a story that reveals new layers with each turn. The album is more than just a collection of songs; it’s an emotional guide that beckons us to explore the depths of our own feelings and explores navigating emotions, self- discovery, and nostalgia through soulful melodies.
“This album serves as the aftermath to my previous album, ‘Bleed My Truth’. It’s a continuation of my musical journey, a fusion of soulful melodies and diverse influences that mirror both my personal and artistic evolution,” states Beals. “Each song is a chapter, a piece of my heart and soul, inviting listeners into my world of emotions, experiences and connection. It uncovers the melody that resides within. The anticipation is building as I look forward to sharing this collection of new music, and I hope it resonates deeply, offering a meaningful and memorable musical experience enriched with a multitude of emotions.”
Side A of the album draws inspiration from the likes of Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, and James Brown, and pays homage to artists who have played an integral part in shaping Gary’s musical roots. This side includes Gary’s previously released singles, “Good People, Good Vibes” and “All of Me” and the album’s title track “The Melody Within” which commends the process of self-discovery and introspection. Also included is the album’s 5th single, “Self Revolution” which will be released on October 27th along with the official music video.
On Side B, you’ll encounter a fusion of r&b and pop elements while still staying true to the album’s soulful essence. Included on this side, is Gary’s third single “I Like That feat. JRDN & KAYO” and the latest single “How Do I Say (I Love You)”, which dives into the inner conflict of conveying affection, showing vulnerability, and the bravery needed to expose one’s heart to someone else.
With this new body of work, Gary had the opportunity to work with two talented primary producers, Beatchild (Drake / Justin Nozuka / Glen Lewis) and Myles “Losh” Schwartz (Allan Rayman / Tobi / The Game / Pretty Lights). Additional production credits on the album include Chris Guirguis, Frizzy Astro (Raz Fresco / Daniel Son), Jordan “Tempo” Farmer, Kobebeats (Rodwave / Kcamp / Sevyn), Sid Aakowa, Ty Danelley (Popcaan / Tory Lanez / Pressa) and Warren Williams, who all helped to shape the makings of the album while maintaining a consistent synergy.