The Real Ding
GET TO KNOW: Melanie Masson
Following on from the release of her brilliant debut single 'Why Don't You Love Me?', fast-rising singer and songwriter Melanie Masson recently shared her eagerly-awaited follow-up 'Seasons'.
Filled with a rich and brass-filled aesthetic throughout, 'Seasons' gives us many reasons to be cheerful as it cracks out the good times and high spirits with its bright and soaring demeanour.
So with the single out and about, we thought we'd get to know her better and find out what has been inspiring her most over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
I had guitar lessons for a couple of years when I was around 10 or 11. My step dad was a guitarist, musical director/arranger and writer. Unfortunately I gave it up and have regretted that decision daily!
What was the first album you remember owning?
Parallel Lines by Blondie
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
I was in a band with my best friend Andy Haldane who is now a record producer and writer. I still work with him. We had a band called Hyperactive! It was soul influenced of course!
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
Piece Of My Heart
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
Having creative control and being able to make my own decisions and be proactive is thrilling. Seeing people enjoy and have such a positive reaction to something I have created is amazing.
And what about the most frustrating part?
I’m a one woman band so at the moment I’m doing everything on my own. I am owning the term multitasking!
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Beyonce, Paolo Nutini, Pink, Madonna.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Continuing to make music, make a movie, theatre, tour with my band, be healthy, happy and be with my family.
Melanie Masson's new single 'Seasons' is out now. Check it out below.