Melpo Mene

City: Los Angeles, Stockholm
Country: United States, Sweden
Genre: Indie
Styles: Indie


Melpo Mene is indie-pop musician Erik Mattiasson from Stockholm, Sweden. His 2008 album release, Bring the Lions Out, included the single "I Adore You", which was used in a 2008 Volvo car commercial

Melpo Mene brings an unparalleled authenticity and self-awareness to his music. Melpo offers warm synths, atmospheric guitars, sensitive vocals, and generous words for a sort of humble yet authoritative therapy. Melpo has seen numerous successes over the past years — from his noteworthy composition, the original theme song for Hulu’s Shut Eye (Season 2), to over 20 commercial and television placements. He co-wrote and produced Matt Simon’s “Catch and Release,” the Deepend Remix of which went #1 in Europe and has 300M+ streams and has shared a stage with prolific artists like Bon Iver, José González, and Loney Dear. Melpo left his native Sweden in 2013 for a trans-Atlantic move to Los Angeles. Equally repelled and fascinated by the sprawl of LA, contrasting with the cocoon of his studio, and the solitary voyage of writing from a strange new perspective, he grappled with viewpoints that looked critically at the role of the ego in keeping us alive and engaged in the world.