Premiere: The Tender, Heartwrenching Ache of “Sometimes I Cry” by Melody Federer

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Painfully intimate and apologetic, Melody Federer’s heartbreaking ballad “Sometimes I Cry” is a moving song of nostalgia and reconnection: a musical bridge originally built for a father and daughter, that works equally well for any relationship needing of healing.
Stream: “Sometimes I Cry” – Melody Federer


It’s never too late to apologize, as long as you still have breath in your lungs. And if you can be vulnerable and brave, there can be healing in relationships.

SAdness flows from Melody Federer’s latest song like honey from a bottle: it’s a slow trickle at first, but over time more and more spills. Painfully intimate and apologetic, Federer’s harrowing ballad”Sometimes I cry” is a moving song of longing and reconnection: a musical bridge originally built for a father and daughter, which works equally well for any relationship in need of healing.

Sometimes I cry – Melody Federer
It was supposed to be me
For my own sanity
I try to make sense of it sometimes
When I can’t sleep all night
i was supposed to be there
Holding you in that rocking chair
Telling you stories of how it was all gonna turn out

Atwood Magazine is proud to present “Sometimes I Cry”, Melody Federer’s first single of 2022 and her last since last April, emotionally charged “I Hate Love”.

Texas-born, Seattle-based singer-songwriter with a jaw-dropping voice and jaw-dropping resume (which includes everyone from P!nk to Jacob Whitesides to Kelly Rowland and Michael Buble) , Melody Federer has proven herself to be a phenomenal storyteller over the years, channeling powerful emotions through breathtaking songs that navigate life’s ups and downs to capture a small slice of the human experience. At the premiere of his single “This Town” in 2019, Atwood magazine praised Federer for expertly unraveling trapped feelings: “Federer’s voice brings delicacy, warmth and hope to a song that speaks of angst and hopelessly confined feeling,” we wrote at the time. The song was later featured in the magazine’s Editor’s Picks section.

Melody Federer © 2022
Melody Federer © 2022

Unlike Federer’s previous releases, “Sometimes I Cry” is notable as a product of Federer’s work on the collaborative songwriting service. write down, which allows fans and established artists to design songs together and then share the royalties. In this case, the fan chose the song’s message, mood and genre, and instruments.

“A man named Bill contacted me via Downwrite about a distant relationship with his daughter that really tortured him,” Federer said. Atwood magazine. “He wanted to reconnect and hoped I could put his story into a song he could send her. Bill had been in the military and had missed out on a lot of his daughter’s education. And then when he realized that his wife loved another man, he was crushed and moved away. But he always dreamed and hoped to reconnect with his daughter. He said that this song built a bridge between them and brought a lot of healing. They talk to each other at new and it gives me so much joy.

“Sometimes I Cry” climaxes in a heartbroken confessional chorus. With a soft acoustic guitar at his side and soft, melodious orchestral strings in the background, Federer holds nothing back in a vulnerable and visceral outpouring:

Sometimes I still cry
Tears sting my eyes
Hits me out of the blue
When I think about you
I did my best
But it’s all a mess
In my defense
I wanted to be there all along
Sometimes I still cry
On all the lost time

“At the end of the day, I’m a girl with a guitar writing what I feel,” Federer says. “This song is honest and moving and it’s about connecting. That’s all I’m trying to do. Plus I was able to produce the song myself at home which was very rewarding .

“[I hope listeners take away] that it’s never too late to apologize, as long as you still have breath in your lungs,” she adds. “And if you can be vulnerable and brave, there can be healing in relationships.”

For Federer, Downwrite not only allows her to share other people’s stories through song, but it also provides a stream of income that was previously unavailable to her or other songwriters like her. “I really like the platform that Downwrite has created,” she shares. “I spent a lot of my early years playing the streets of Paris and Los Angeles writing songs for strangers. It’s a way I can still do it without having to freeze outside. and carrying a giant amplifier up fifty flights of stairs.

Melody Federer © 2022
How do I watch him take my place?
After your mother took my name
I guess it turned out,
I was not the one she loved
But the second you needed me
I swear I’ve forgiven everything
I opened my doors and my arms
I tried to bridge the gap
It was too late for that

Few things compare to the love a parent has for their child, and in “Sometimes I Cry” we feel the full weight of that love as it counts through a fractured state, hoping to to be whole again. That this song helped Bill and his daughter begin to mend their relationship is a testament to the power of music, as well as the power of Federer’s performance. “Sometimes music can say what a gift or just words can’t,” she says.

That certainly rings true for this beautifully poignant song. Stream “Sometimes I Cry” exclusively on Atwood magazine!

Sometimes I cry
Tears sting my eyes
Hits me out of the blue
When I think about you
I did my best
But it’s still a mess
In my defense
I wanted to be there all along
Sometimes I still cry
On all the lost time
I would give anything for wasted time

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