Melaleuca reveals a coming-of-age both musically and lyrically, with strong themes of self-discovery and self-acceptance running throughout. This is Naomi Keyte’s first release since her 2013 EP Edge of Morning, which sees her working with a full band.
Recorded on the quiet coastline of Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Melaleuca draws heavily on the notion of ‘home’, particularly those people and places that create a sense of belonging and identity. Many of the songs make direct reference to places in South Australia that have been significant throughout Keyte’s life, such as her family’s beach house in Cape Jervis and the Adelaide Hills. However, it was the quiet and calm of ‘Lonnie’ that provided the perfect place to create the 10-track LP, recorded by producer Nick Huggins in his friendly home-built studio. Continue reading