X-Factor finalist, Melanie Masson has recently released her latest single ‘Seasons’, a unique, old-school style, Northern Soul interpretation of the hit Seasons (Waiting on You) by Future Islands, who have since given praise to Masson, with bassist William Cashion describing her take as “a beautiful version”. This release marks Melanie’s second self-released single, following up on her acclaimed first track ‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’
Worked on by the producer Tristan Longworth who used all live musicians and instruments on the track, Melanie has created a version with much more buoyancy and energy, with powerful, passionate vocals, emphasising her unique and fiery voice.
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To accompany this song, Melanie has also released a beautifully moving music video; with vintage effects and an alluring woodland setting, the video really captures Melanie’s original and retro style.
The video was directed by acclaimed Film and TV actress and director Simone Lahbib, who also appears in the music video alongside Melanie’s husband, actor Forbes Masson as well as her children, adding a real personal and moving touch to the video.
Melanie began to catch they eyes and hearts of the nation with her remarkable performance of Janis Joplin’s “Cry Baby”, throwing her heart and soul into her vocals. After gaining millions of hits on Youtube of her first audition, Melanie soared through the X Factor rounds to the live finals. Her old-fashioned blues style and charming, darling personality gained her respect and admiration from fans all across the world.
“I loved the melody and lyrics to Seasons and really connected to it. It felt very reflective yet optimistic and that’s the mood I wanted to create for the video. I wanted to send out a positive message. It feels like we’re all in the same challenging situation right now. We all have our struggles, our ups and down but there’s always hope. It’s about hanging on to what’s important, taking strength from that and holding onto the belief that better days are coming. It’s a message to everyone to hang on in there.”Melanie Masson
Growing up in Glasgow, Melanie started performing from a very young age. With her parents being performers themselves, she got to first train at her parents’ stage school, studying music and dance, before going on to train and earn a degree in Music and Drama at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Singing in venues all over Scotland from an early age, Melanie has never been shy of the spotlight and continues to show this with her confident and moving performances.
Having previously worked as a solo recording artist on EMI records and a session singer, she has toured all over the world and performed alongside the likes of Pink and Stereophonics.
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