Marley Wildthing’s “Melting” Has These Messages About Ourselves and Our World

Marley Wildthing’s “Melting” Has These Messages About Ourselves and Our World

How does music influence your daily life? Does it inspire you to be something better? Or, even inspire you to take action to a critical problem that surrounds your environment? Or perhaps, it helps you to sort your emotions and thoughts out?

I wrote last week that music has either a message or a story, but not restricted to only these two. Yet, the message behind today’s tune is an urgent warning. It relates to the climate change that is threatening our world: think wisely about the trash that you consume. This is one of the messages that is presented in Marley Wildthing’s song “Melting”, but not the only one.

I talked with Austrian singer-songwriter Marley Wildthing, who currently lives in Prague, over Facebook about her music, especially about the tune “Melting”.

Melting: The Inner Struggle Within Us

Marley Wildthing promoting "Melting"

The singer writer told me that she first conceived the song about four years ago when she moved to Prague. Lyrically, “Melting” has a different meaning than the music video. Marley told me that the song is about the inner struggle. But also, the feelings that could fall apart at any given second.

Literally, like your body control could fall apart because you feel so torn between everything that is inside and outside of yourself. Also, your environment is staring you down.

— Marley Wildthing

Everyone has — at some point in their lives — faced with inner struggles  We all do. We always struggle between man vs oneself; our inner thoughts with our outer perspectives. We have debated our minds, beliefs, emotions, and desires countless times before. Some of these battles were tiny. Yet, others were huge where it felt like you were being torn apart. And that is where the lyrics of “Melting” got its inspiration from. 

Melting: Our Use of Plastics

Marley Wildthing promoting "Melting"

Another meaning found in this tune is the wasteful use of plastics in our current society. Marley Wildthing did admit in the interview that she doesn’t show any plastic that is regarded as trash in her video. And, this was done on purpose. “Most of the time you don’t see what you produce,” she explained, “How you can actually harm everything around you.”

This is on point as we, as people living on this fragile Earth, don’t pay attention to what we use and throw away. And, this message from “Melting” comes as a warning as we regard more and more plastic as trash. And the result is creating more harm to the planet we live on and the life on it.

The Austrian singer-songwriter went on to explain the premise behind the music video:

Most of the video features two good friends of mine and me playing around. We have a plastic pool. It’s all pink. We’re playing with different plastic things. 

Then at some point, I’m waking up and I actually see what we’ve done here. The things we played with before, they all end up [as] this trash and I’m surrounded by it. I’m freaked out by it because that’s how we are. We see something like this: something cruel to animals or like where our trash ends up. We have to do something against it, step by step.

What a serious wakeup call! We, as people living on this Earth, need to be more careful about our usage of plastic! We need to think about how we can lessen the usage and/or recycle it!

We have been challenged in recent times to use less and less plastic as food and drink establishments have eliminated single-use plastics, providing more environment-friendly products instead. Yet, it is still not enough! People still need to think about how they can downsize their plastic usage. As much as I can, I try to reuse plastic and paper materials over and over. I reuse plastic bags, use plastic bottles (when I do buy them) as new reusable drink bottles, crafts, or storage, and use paper bags as wrapping paper (hey, I can decorate them myself). How about you: how have you been more environmentally conscious in the usage of plastic and paper? 

There are so many ways we can change something.

— Marley Wildthing

Final Thoughts

Marley Wildthing

“Melting” is a must-listen, not only for its lyrics but also for its musicality. Starting as a quiet storm, “Melting” features a blend of different instruments from a variety of genres: country, pop, rock, and indies. Even though the verses are a quiet storm, the song quickly crescendos to a loud roar right before the chorus. It is with the “Melting”s that brings the listener to the chorus. The tune’s dynamic goes from quiet to loud then back to quiet throughout. My favorite part is near the end during the interlude: it’s so pretty with the light, airy vocals mixed with the mellow vibe.

The tune is well-written with great melodies and instrumentation. Yet, the best part of the song is Marley’s vocals as they are melodious, warm, and oh so beautiful. Words cannot describe how beautiful the singer’s vocals are as they are a perfect fit for the tune. These vocals are like a chameleon as they take on different tones throughout “Melting”. One example is a classic mezzo-soprano girl rocker tone during the chorus. Another one is the light and ethereal tones during the interlude. They are just so versatile and beautiful!

You should check out “Melting” below for its catchy melodies, important messages, and Marley’s beautiful vocals! Let me know what you think about the song in the comments.

And while you are here, check out a live performance of “Tunnelvision”:


About the Artist: Marley Wildthing

Marley Wildthing

For me, it’s good to try to use my music not only to show people [that] you should do this and that. But, to be more self-aware.

— Marley Wildthing

Herself

Marley Wildthing is an Austrian singer-songwriter living in Prague. She is an independent artist who produces her own music. “Songwriting is vital to her [Marley],” according to her website, “[as] her songs are emotional and sincere, with light and uplifting sounds.”  Her main genre is indie-pop. Also, according to her site, Marley plays different instruments. This is because she prefers unusual sounds from Greek bouzouki or ukulele.

You can catch the singer-songwriter performing at various live houses, bars, and small venues around the Czech Republic. Marley enjoys hearing people come together to enjoy music together. She also enjoys improvising music together with other different from diverse musical genres.

When asked about how music influences her life, this is her answer:

I think [music] can inspire you to be more of yourself or to better yourself.

Her Music

Marley Wildthing made her musical debut by releasing the EP “Cube” in 2018. She has released two singles so far: “Tunnelvision” and “Melting”. When asked what her favorite recorded tune is, Marley answered “Take” from the EP “Cube”. It is very dear to her as it was one of the first songs she ever recorded. 

Marley Wildthing is planning to release another album this year. Be on a lookout as she has hinted that one of her favorite songs might appear on the album. This song, which is called “Soul For Sale”, is a satirical piece that explores the feeling of a “musician feeling like a music jukebox”. There is actually a live version of this song already on Youtube:

When asked about what should listeners listen for in her music, Marley had this to say:

I don’t think that I want someone specifically to listen just for one thing. I try to create my music so that everyone can find something. I try to make something that you can just listen to or you can understand. 

Her Future

Marley Wildthing

As mentioned above, Marley Wildthing hopes to put out a new album by this autumn. She already has a few songs written with “some [songs] are [going to be] more acoustic ones and some are [going to be] with the whole band”. She also has plans to shoot new music videos and photos that are related to her music. 

One more plan is to involve her band more in various activities like performing with her and writing music together. Up until now, Wildthing was mostly a solo artist with a backing band that performed with her during recordings and lives. The singer-songwriter wants her band to have more input in the creative process in future releases, including the new album. “I found some great musicians who are actually willing to play with me,” Marley explained, “so I want to have more opportunities to play with them.”

Her Message

For me and for all the artists around me, I feel it’s really important to actually support smaller artists. It’s not just [about] buying the super expensive tickets for like Ed Sheeran concerts. But, going to the small concerts [put on by] a few friends. It may not be perfect, but you know them and you want to support them. Go to your friend’s exhibition. Go through Spotify and find a song that you really like. Use your one minute of time to actually click on the artist profile.

Or, if you see a video of someone you like, not take only [what] the media gives you, but also try to find your own tapes. Those things that you found yourself, you will be pretty happy that you found them.

You can find Marley Wildthing at these sites:

Official SiteInstagramSpotifySoundcloudYoutube Facebook


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This Post Has 62 Comments

  1. Ankit Chauhan

    Wow, she has a lovely voice. Keep up the good work Marley!! Hope you make it big in the music industry!!

  2. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    Love songs that have a deeper meaning and purpose. This gets a thumbs up from me.

  3. Holly

    I love songs that have a strong message or backstory. I think it makes them so much more interesting to listen to.

  4. Mariyam

    Melting is more than just a song. It sends out the messages the world actually needs to hear and implement! Such a nice post. 🙂

  5. Joline

    Such a catchy song. I usually play music in the background when I’m working or doing something and don’t typically pay a lot of attention to the lyrics. It’s great how you shine the spotlight on their message and meaning. Definitely makes me pay more attention.

  6. Stephanie

    I love the double meaning in this! I have been focused on trying to reduce our trash and waste in general in my house, so it really rings true to how I feel.

  7. Neely Moldovan

    I had not heard of her or this song but I like it! The messages are interesting!

  8. Norma

    I haven’t ever heard of her but loved the vids. I enjoyed your blog and keep doing you. Love you purpose in life.

  9. Bindu Thomas

    Wow.. Such a nice voice! It conveys a good message to the world

  10. personally I love soft & calm musics to help me relax whenever am busy & stress out
    thanks for sharing this, i love her voice 🙂
    cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  11. Cyndi Buchanan

    Thank you for sharing this. I just learned about a new artist and a great song.

    1. Rose Ann Sales

      She has a very beautiful voice. And I love the message of the song. Can’t wait for more of her songs.

  12. Fransic verso

    This is the first time of hearing about her but it’s nice. I feel like music help me to sort my emotion and help to gain energy and live my dreams.

  13. Hackytips

    First time heard her voice but she definitely has a bright future. Will look forward to listening more of her songs.

  14. kumamonjeng

    Great to learn about this singer who has a unique vocal. Love it and will follow her from now on.

  15. Amber Hurley

    Songs now a days just have cursing and a bunch of noise. So this one to have meaning behind it is great!

  16. Pedro

    Hi Amy,
    Wow, Marley has such strong vocals!
    And the lyrics, woah!!
    Thanks for sharing 😄
    Best,
    Pedro

  17. Marjie Mare

    Lately, I have been listening to a lot of new genres of music. I definitely like that one.

  18. Kevin Akidi

    I love music, always listening to or singing. I especially love it when the song is meaningful. I am a fan of Marley Wildthing now.

  19. NAthan

    Love how you use your music to create awareness messages to the public. It is a good medium to send out your message to the people.

  20. David Elliott

    Some beautiful music she has written. And I do love the videos. I think it’s great she’s promoting such a responsible message as well.

  21. Arif Ansari

    Hey, you’re most welcome. Appreciate the great content you put out on your blog.

  22. Melanie williams

    I love this. Music is super important to me and I think Marley has a lovely voice for sure xx

  23. Raksha

    Such a beautiful song! Loved listening to it and this is a nice post.

  24. Khushboo Motihar

    I love the music you have shared. Music can really uplift my mood and I find it to be therapeutic!

  25. Joanna

    It’s very interesting how the song has two different meanings, the one it has been written for and then the video, which raises awareness about plastic.

  26. Traci

    This is super cool I cant wait to listen to her music!

  27. Ting

    what a great song. Thanks for sharing this.

  28. Christa

    I agree that it’s so important to support smaller artists in all mediums. Thank you for sharing this artist with me!

  29. Jessica Collazo

    Love the tone of this song I love her and love her mellow voice is so sweet

  30. Amber Myers

    Oh wow, I hadn’t heard of her before. I will have to be sure to check out the song. I always am looking for new music!

  31. Cristina Petrini

    I did not know this song but surely now I will look for it and listen to it with other ears!

  32. Julia Hess

    What a beautiful song. Wish her the absolute best, this song is good.

  33. Yemi King

    I love her voice, I am going to share this with my daughter. The colours in the video are really soothing too!

  34. Ruth I

    She has a really nice voice and good cause.

  35. Tara Pittman

    Through my church group, I am learning that most people have the same inner struggles. This article has some good info

  36. Natalia Gerlich

    I love songs with such a deep message. I have never heard of her, but getting to know her was my pleasure. 🙂

  37. Chad

    oh she is amazing!!! The lyrics wow..I am stunned. I will for sure check her music out, i am actually excited about it.

  38. Marie Phillips

    I have not heard of her before, but I love her style and her message. That is a rare combination in today’s music world.

  39. Holidiaries

    Lovely song….great voice…hope you make it big!

  40. Shruti

    She has such an amazing voice and the song absolutely touches the soul.

  41. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    This is the first time I have heard about the song and the artist. And I am so glad that you featured her on your blog. Her vocals are amazing. The song is beautiful. I love the story behind it too.

  42. Krysten Quiles

    Oh my goodness I love her voice! I’ve never heard of her before, thanks so much for the introduction!

  43. Hollie

    My favorite music always has more than just a pretty melody. I appreciate the message artists send in their work. That being said, her vocals are awesome!

  44. Cristina Ioana

    She has a great voice indeed. But what I like most are the messages in her songs. Thanks for promoting good artists.

  45. Natalie

    Such an amazing voice. Strong but feminine. Love this. Thanks for sharing!

  46. Trijit Mallick

    Such a beautiful song and as usual your voice is really amazing. Just a suggestion- you can open a YT channel also.

  47. Love this! I love it when people who have a platform to reach others spread such great messages! Speaking of plastics, my hubby and I recently watched a documentary about plastic recycling and China’s refusal to accept the plastic that it once did from around the world. Holy cow, plastic is so bad!! Glad she’s spreading a great message!

  48. Susan1375

    Lovely voice. Your blog post is great. All music and songs have a hidden meaning or represent deep thoughts its a fascinating subject

  49. Rupal

    Vow she has a beautiful voice! I love songs that you connect with on a deeper level.

  50. Candace Hampton

    Very interesting! I use music as a way to hype me up a lot of times. Sometimes I use it to reflect on things. I love that she is spreading awareness about the use of plastics. That is so original!

  51. Cindy Ingalls

    She has a very nice voice. It’s very hard to make it in the music industry so I wish you luck.

  52. Lyosha

    very nice song and video! I like how deep it is. Good luck!

  53. LuciWest

    So cool to learn about the meaning behind the song and also the video – and realize that they have different and still related messages. Didn’t know the Marley before. Thank you for the intro!

  54. Marjie Mare

    After listening to Marley one more time, I am adding her to my play list.

  55. LenLen de Dios

    The song has a catchy tune. Though it’s my first time to hear your song, it sounds really great! Keep it up!

  56. Karla

    It’s my first time to actually listen to the song. I like that more than the great tune, it also has a good message. It really deserves to be featured!

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