Meet the Sabres fan who offers with heartbreak by way of music

Whereas some Sabres followers turned to Twitter on June 16 within the wake of Jason Botterill’s firing as common supervisor, others have appeared to different avenues to specific their emotions concerning the group.

Enter singer-songwriter Melody Martin, a 25-year-old Buffalo native who often shares Sabres-inspired songs on YouTube, the place she has over 9,300 subscribers.

“Once I began YouTube, my complete plan was sort of for it to be a pathway to doubtlessly a profession in songwriting, trigger that’s sort of what I all the time needed to do,” Martin just lately informed The Submit. “However now extra just lately, I feel persons are actually sort of beginning to concentrate to what I’ve to say about sports activities.”

Martin’s worlds of music and sports activities collided in 2018, when she dropped her first music video about Rasmus Dahlin, the Sabres first-overall choose of the draft that yr. Set to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” Martin mentioned the thought got here to be after an informal suggestion on-line.

“The primary-ever track I did, I received the thought from somebody on the web,” Martin mentioned. “I feel somebody casually simply talked about, somebody ought to put Rasmus Dahlin’s identify to the track ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton. And I had by no means actually performed something like that earlier than, however I’d been a songwriter for years so I used to be like, ‘I can try this.’”

Within the months that adopted, Martin launched a collection of movies centered on Buffalo groups, just lately taking purpose the Sabres’ playoff drought with a Taylor Swift-esque parody, “We Are By no means Ever Getting Again to the Playoffs.” Following latest occasions, nonetheless, Martin has determined to forgo a canopy based mostly on Botterill’s axing.

“Lots of people have been asking me about that, I made a decision to not. I might really feel unhealthy,” Martin mentioned, noting proprietor Terry Pegula is doubtlessly truthful sport.

“Nobody’s actually pleased with the house owners proper now, nobody’s pleased with the Pegulas, so the Pegulas may be getting a track quickly,” she added.

With new GM Kevyn Adams now on the helm, Martin has one suggestion.

“I might most likely simply inform him, most likely tune out all of the noise as a result of it might probably get fairly detrimental right here in Buffalo,” she mentioned.

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