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Damien Leith Inspired Roy Orbison’s Writer To Write Again

by Anthony Barton on November 28, 2013

in New Music,News

The writer of some of Roy Orbison’s biggest hits, Joe Melson, has been inspired to write again after hearing Damien Leith’s “unique voice.”

The Award-winning songwriter who is responsible for some of Orbison’s most well known songs including, ‘Crying’ and ‘Only The Lonely’, co-wrote two tracks on Leith’s current album, ‘Chapter Seven’.

The tracks titled, ‘I Can Stop Crying’ and ‘Faith In Me’, are the first new songs to be written by Melson since Roy orbison’s death in 1988.

“Very few voices excite me, but I fell in love with Damien’s voice when I heard it. His unique voice inspired me to write again, much in the same way Roy Orbison’s voice inspired me to write,” said Melson.

While Leith gushed over his new writing partner stating, “it’s an incredible honour to work with Joe. I am so blessed to even have met him but to have the opportunity to write songs with Joe is a whole other thing! Joe has become not only a good friend but a mentor. I will be forever grateful for that.”

‘Chapter Seven’ is out now and marks Leith’s seventh studio album since 2006. He is currently on tour in support of the album. Head to his website for full date listings here.

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