Watch: "Hands Dirty" by Melocik & Yandura at 54 Below
February 27, 2015
An immensely talented and utterly charming songwriting duo Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik are due for a moment in the spotlight. Their 54 Below debut will offer a first look at their three newest musicals: The Last Queen of Canaan, about a young girl’s search for agency amidst the landscape of racial and social inequality in the 1930s; Feral, a reaction to the numbing dissatisfaction that results from our never-ending quest to become smarter, stronger, healthier, wealthier, better in all conceivable ways; and Wringer, a story about connection, told through the lens of a 10-year-old boy who forges a powerful bond with a pigeon. Presented together, these pieces offer a perfect sampling of the Yandura & Melocik brand: universal themes explored in unexpected contexts, lush and lyrical compositions that show impressive musical range (from pop to folk to gospel), and the excavation of shadows to expose a message of hopefulness and light.