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Melissa Etheridge releases bold new rock song ‘Faded by Design’ (Includes first-hand account)

Her forthcoming studio album, The Medicine Show, will be available on April 12 via Concord Records. She collaborated on this project with acclaimed producer John Shanks, who has worked with such diverse artists as Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, and Kelly Clarkson.

“Faded By Design” has an anthemic, retro ’90s vibe to it, and it is a statement of resilience. Lyrically, the song is an ode to the legalization of pot.

An acclaimed rock singer-songwriter, Etheridge released a vibrant lyric video for the vivacious song. She allows her rich, raspy vocals to shine on “Faded By Design.” She is not afraid to be raw and vulnerable, and the song has a liberating message.

“Faded By Design” is available on iTunes and on Spotify.

The Verdict

Overall, Melissa Etheridge delivers on “Faded By Design.” Fans and listeners that enjoyed her smash hits from the ’90s “Come To My Window” and “I’m The Only One” will love this new recording. She manages to keep her music fresh and relevant. “Faded By Design” is a substantial indication that her new album is bound to be a musical treat. This song garners an A rating.

To learn more about Grammy award-winning rock artist Melissa Etheridge and her new song “Faded By Design,” check out her official website and Facebook page.

Written By

Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 15,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a five-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past two years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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