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Amazing album. I love every track on here and actually have spoken with Melanie on several occasions. She is a wonderful artist and her music is amazing and catchy!

do not skip this!

this is one of the best albums out there. in ANY genre. thank you melanie.


Born: Bordeaux, France

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Melanie Valera was part of a girl group cover band in her hometown of Bordeaux, France, before landing in Portland, OR, and starting Tender Forever in 2005. On Soft and the Hardcore, which appeared later that year through K Records, Valera sang tender, extremely personal songs about identity, relationships, and taking off your shirt, accompanying herself with simplistic acoustic guitar and laptop melodies. Similarities to Mirah and Anna Oxygen were acknowledged. Soft and the Hardcore was recorded...
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