Adam Melchor Signs to Warner Records, Debuts ‘Begin Again’ Video: Exclusive

Adam Melchor
Muriel Margaret

Adam Melchor

Singer-songwriter Adam Melchor has signed to Warner Records, in partnership with R&R Records, Billboard can exclusively announce today (Feb. 19).

The Los Angeles-based artist has also unveiled a breezy, self-love anthem titled “Begin Again,” along with an official video. “'Cause I know I did it to myself/ I let it go to hell/ And I will go try but I can tell/ It's just nobody else/ You said all good things must end/ Tell me they begin again,” he sings over upbeat acoustic guitar.

“The first line is about a broken tooth, and later in the song it comes up again and again every time I smile,” Melchor tells Billboard of the track. “It’s a reminder that the things that cause us pain are also the things that are a part of our identity, and those same parts can make you happy. I’ve spent my whole life laughing about my mistakes later, and this song is a look into that laughter.”

Aaron Bay-Schuck, co-chairman and CEO of Warner Records, calls Melchor “one of those rare artists who is as kind and generous as he is talented.”

“His understanding of the human experience and ability to translate that into song is extremely special,” Bay-Schuck says, “and we’re lucky to have him in the Warner Records family as he begins the next chapter of his already notable career.”

“We’ve been fans of Adam’s from his first support slot at the Troubadour to his sold-out headline show there,” adds Gabz Landman, vp of A&R at Warner Records. “Adam’s unique storytelling ability, the devoted fan base he’s built, and his show-stopping live performance matched with an instantly recognizable voice made him a must-sign.”

“Working with them has been an absolute dream, because we run creative ideas by each other all day every day, but at the same time we’re all just friends, and for every text or call about music, there’s two about how we’re doing,” Melchor says of the Warner Records crew. “They don’t want me to be anyone but myself and I was never good at being anyone else anyway so to me, it’s a perfect fit.”

Next up is Melchor’s project Melchor Lullaby Hotline, Vol. 1, due March 19. The hazy "Last Time," which was released in January, as well as "Begin Again," will both appear on the set.

Check out the video for “Begin Again” below.