Buick says: “I wrote ‘The Melody’ about the ways we try to fit ourselves to what we think other people want—something I struggled with when I was younger. I wish I’d known that you can’t make someone care about you—and that’s okay. I took this one person’s indifference toward me as a shortcoming on my part and did everything I could to be the kind of person he wanted to be around. When none of it worked, I still held on to this belief that I could make him see me as a valid musician and songwriter, even after we no longer knew each other. The whole idea makes me reel now, but it was true when I wrote this song. I couldn’t care less about what he thinks about me today, but I stand by ‘The Melody.'”
Conversations is a back-and-forth between Buick then, and Buick now. The collection was built by Buick taking five songs from her former life that were never recorded, and five songs she wrote in response to them from here. The result, in the simplest of terms, is a conversation. “The Melody” is one of the original five songs.
The album was written and produced by Buick, making it her first solo release to have no outside writers or co-producers. Buick has announced a hometown record release show to take place on September 28 at The Basement in Nashville.