Review from Gordy The Moose of Roots Music Canada
April 24, 2021
"Bridget is both a talented visual artist and a contemporary roots-pop singer-songwriter who is armed with a powerful voice and a compelling artistic vision. Her goal with her debut album, according to her website, was to perform a collection of uplifting, inspirational and socially conscious songs to counteract some of the doom and gloom of our current era. It’s not a Pollyannaish record by any means, and not all of the songs are about love, healing, and empowerment. For example, Bridget, who draws inspiration from her Mi’kmaq ancestry, wrote “A Canoe and a Ship” about the relationship between settlers and Indigenous people in Canada – but even that song is really a celebration of the strength and resilience of Indigenous people and an anthem of hope for a better outcome to come. It also happens to be bathed in an infectious electric guitar riff that’s distantly reminiscent of the one in Toto’s “Africa.” In fact, the production and instrumentation on this album are extremely diverse, thanks no doubt to producer/arranger Chris Birkett, who has worked with the ever-innovative Buffy Sainte-Marie. You can even hear Harpin’ Norm Lucien on harmonica in places".
By Jon Wright July 29, 2021
Song review of "The Waters of Gaspe" from Radio Airplay
"Bridget Melody's sound and style stand to catch the attention and win the affections of any classic folk feels - and the specific subject matter and lyrical passion on display in "The Waters of Gaspe" promise to intrigue listeners from a wide range of backgrounds, whether they've heard of the bay or not."