In his debut album, Jones Korte reflects on the last several years of his life after losing his brother by way of a drunk driver and coming to terms with a failed relationship thereafter. "Melrose" is a deeply personal concept album. The songs proceed chronologically, and the entire album serves as a story. The album itself was produced in a unique fashion. Recorded in his late grandmother's now vacant house in Melrose, MN, Jones had no contact with the outside world for one week. This was done in an attempt to get into the moment of every song, and so that it sounded the way it did when the songs were initially written. Inspired by the works of Mason Jennings, Bon Iver, and Jeff Tweedy, the album is successful in the sense that the songs are very much contextually driven, but still work on an individual basis.