Singer-songwriter Melissa Rose makes a striking and impactful debut on her new single ‘BOMO’ – Honest, affecting songwriting and shoegaze tinged guitar lines resulting in a soundscape which is very of the time and showcases huge amounts of potential.
Blending live drums with grounding bass, strummed acoustics and dreamy, modulation/ reverb tinted electric guitar lines, Melissa’s emotive, teen-angsty songwriting is underpinned by some warming musical ideas and beautiful, atmospheric moments. Rose’s effortless lead vocals are a standout, surrounded by some brilliantly placed harmonies highlighting the free-flowing movement of the melodies.
The loose, imperfect nature of the production adds a charm to the single, a rawness which works to BOMO’s advantage – it’s real, not over-worked or over-produced, instead allowing the core elements to shine. Possessing an air of 6-music-esque dream-pop, Melissa’s sound is very of the moment, fitting perfectly in with the likes of Bessie Turner.
Speaking on the track, Melissa shares: Speaking about the release she says: “I wrote BOMO (Better On My Own) as a dreamy pop track with a message of self love and empowerment and drew influences from indie pop and folk. I recorded and produced the track myself over a few months and have been perfecting my sound through this process.”