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Hot New Pop Alert: Listen to Melanie Lynx 'Naked Heart' [Exclusive]

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Melanie Lynx is one of those rare new talents who has the uncanny ability to bounce between heartfelt balladry and uplifting pop with great ease. Her new EP, titled "Naked Heart," perfectly shows off her finely-tuned pop sensibilities and knack for writing incredibly hooky tunes that makes her an exciting new artist to keep your eye (and ear) on this year.

One of the EP's highlights is the very personal title track on which Lynx speaks her truth and bares her soul. "Imma take off my jeans/Off my shirt," she sings on the touching song that may get her compared to Katy Perry. "Let me show you where I hide my scars/Let me show you my naked heart."

She writes me in an email that "Naked Heart" carries a very special meaning. "[It] is a song I could listen to on repeat. I connect with it so deeply. really speaks of finally revealing the hurt of a dysfunctional relationship. It's raw real, and was by far the most emotional song to record, which is why I made it the title of the EP."

Lynx brings out the good times on the equally well-crafted "Perfectly Flawed" with lyrics like, "Let's sit on the roof to forget our trouble/Watching the people go by/Something about the way they keep on going/Holding on is not an easy ride."

The singer says about the song, "We all make mistakes, no question there. Perfectly is about accepting ourselves the way we are - all faults and flaws included. I love playing this one live - everyone always gets up and dances! I am certainly Perfectly Flawed, and am definitely OK with that!"

Born and raised in a small Rhode Island town, Melanie Lynx became passionate about both singing and performance at a young age. This early performance craft was perfected until she was accepted into the prestigious Berklee College of Music as a vocalist. Now, at just 21 years old, Melanie’s performance skills have earned her countless competition victories on both a local and national scale. A few of these accomplishments include her participation in Hollywood Week on Fox's American Idol (she made it to Hollywood rounds on season 10).

Download Melanie Lynx 'Naked Heart' EP on iTunes on March 1 (and we highly recommend that you do! Five out of five stars.)

February 28, 2013 | Permalink