As Melanie Dyer began to release singles ahead of the launch of her new album Between You and Me, the signs were there that the album was going to very good. ‘Run Out of Road’ was a hit of 2021, and it was backed up by the effervescent (pun intended) ‘Cheap Moscato’ and the powerful ‘Cheating on Me’. Then the whole thing was released in September 2022 and it was indeed very good. Exceptionally good. In her first album since 2017’s Fresh Dyer showcases her songwriting skills and her artistic instincts, and each song delivers a huge dose of country-pop wonder. When I was offered the chance to chat to her in person ahead of a recent show in Leumeah, NSW, I took it – and you’ll see only Melanie on camera for that reason. You can watch that chat below, and further below you’ll see my short review of Between You and Me.

Melanie is currently on tour with Caitlyn Shadbolt – dates on her website.