The highly anticipated debut album from country-pop breakout Melanie Dyer, Fresh is, fittingly, a true gem. It’s an apt description for the work of an artist raised in the picturesque surrounds of Inverell in Northern NSW – Australia’s famed Sapphire City. Few debut albums achieve the kind of multifaceted sparkle that Melanie Dyer delivers with Fresh. At just 23, the Sydney-based singer-songwriter bursts onto the scene with startling vibrancy. Lead single ‘Fresh’ is an established No. 1 hit, occupying the top spot on the official Australian Country Airplay Chart for 5 straight weeks. Growing up on a farm at Mount Russell, NSW, Melanie picked up her first guitar at age 11. The rest is history – and the result of years of dedication and hard work. A two-time graduate of the CMAA’s Camerata Programme, Melanie is also an alumnus of both the coveted NSW Talent Development Project and the famed CMAA Academy of Country Music. From there, Melanie’s signing to Universal Music Australia in 2013 was a natural step forward. An incandescent trailblazer at the forefront of the ‘new wave’ of pop-crossover artists with an earthy, honest country heart, Melanie Dyer is a singer-songwriter who is uniquely able to harness the endless musical possibilities of 2017. Above all, Fresh proves that, polished or raw, a gem is a gem, however it’s cut.