Melanie Edwards Laboratories

Welcome to Melanie Edwards Laboratories, founded by global musical scientist Melanie Edwards. A sonic and scientific hybrid, Edwards is a classically trained pianist, violinist, singer and songwriter who studied nuclear science (PULSTAR reactor, Pressurized Water Reactor Facility, Neutron Activation Lab and Plasma/Fusion). Touring worldwide with her symphonic lab, she captivates audiences with her haunting vocals and complex melodies. Edwards negates predictable pop formulas, often incorporating her fans into the mix and improvising song sketches.

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Order The Lab - Compilation CD: 50 original songs will be sent to your emails for only $39.99! To order click the donate button below, enter the amount + your email address and off they go! For physical CD enter $49.99 ($44.99 + $5.00 shipping/handling):
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Autographed 8X8 Las Rosas album covers are now available for purchase below:


Get Melanie's first ever, live album on New Year's Day! "Melanie Edwards Live at The Franklin Hotel in Chapel Hill, NC" includes over 17 songs, from all four releases, plus additional bonus tunes, spoken word and audience shenanigans all for $13.00 to celebrate 2013. Tracks will be delivered to your PayPal emails and you don't need a PayPal account to purchase; takes all major credit cards. Order here:


Order Melanie's new album "Back to Basics" written and recorded in Hämeenkyrö Finland! Purchase below:


To purchase Melanie's second EP "Bathtub B-Sides" + bonus single "Who's Gonna Color in the Middle?" click below:


Melanie's debut EP "Between the Binary" is now available. Order below:


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The Lab is looking for a coder!  Email manager Ernie Edwards at melanieedwardslabs@gmail.com for deets…xo, M.E.L.

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Melanie Edwards Laboratories™ voted @TheDeliMagazine’s ‘Best of 2014’ issue in ‘Best Songwriters in NYC’ category; again!  Despite touring internationally since 2009; it’s still an honor to be recognized by the homeland—thank you! #TheLab #ForThePeopleByThePeople 

Honored and humbled to be nominated for two songwriting awards in the categories of Best Singer/Songwriter + Best Original Songwriting for GiGHiVE’s Independent Artist Network for the Music Arts Awards!!  Thank you all for the love and support!  Here’s the link:  IANMA Awards

Honored and humbled to be nominated for two songwriting awards in the categories of Best Singer/Songwriter + Best Original Songwriting for GiGHiVE’s Independent Artist Network for the Music Arts Awards!!  Thank you all for the love and support!  Here’s the link:  IANMA Awards

Happy Chinese New Year! Another chance at new beginnings. Wrote “Golden” as 2nd demo at Can Serrat/Barcelona & recorded it last night in my studio (mic placed betwixt my bosoms & taxi horns blarin’ out window included) - mixed it SOFT for headphones, so turn up the volume. In typical Lab format; recorded live, one absolute take, no auto-tune or editing. Written for Becca Anderson and her dream vision request — y’all know if You Have A Dream, I’ll write that thing. And for all the ladies…who are Golden. x, m

7am, what do I mean to him?
Better yet, who am I, really,
In this skin,
I’m living in?

Playing somebody else’s cards,
I can’t play my own,
In my heart, I am bound by the chains,
Of another place, another plane.

Where I am Golden.

How much am I supposed to fake?
How much am I supposed to take?
What is the price we pay,
For a few moments of free?

Just shut up and sing,
Stop trying to tell me what you mean.
I didn’t know a woman was supposed
To have a point of view.

But…We are Golden.

In Spring above the Arctic Circle, the Sun barely dips below the horizon before it starts coming up again for the next day. Amazing time lapse by NASA astronaut Christina Hammock set to my song “Who’s Gonna Color in the Middle?” #artist #scientist

Edwards, who’s fluent in Spanish and even lived in Spain twelve years ago, was trying out something completely different this time around—she was there to create a children’s book with music to accompany it

MELANIE EDWARDS - THE LAB (COMPILATION ALBUM) - 50 original songs will be sent to your emails for only $39.99! To order click the donate button on the right, enter the amount + your email address and off they go! For physical CD enter $49.99 ($44.99 + $5.00 shipping/handling) —->