I can't tell you how excited I am to feature Melanie Pain on Daily Imprint. I went to see her perform last Wednesday when she was in Sydney previewing her soon-to-be-released CD My Name at the Oxford Art Factory. I was a big fan of Nouvelle Vague and then became besotted after seeing them perform live - it really was THE BEST gig I've ever been to. I was about eight months pregnant and couldn't stop dancing - perhaps not the image you want in your head - but you get the idea: it was so much fun. Some of the best songs performed that night were by Melanie. She has the softest, prettiest French accent when she sings. It's so sweet and sexy - in the way that only French women can do. And when she sings in English, it's just irresistible. You must check her music out. You'll love it, I'm sure.
PS If anyone can tell me how to post videos onto blogspot (from YouTube, etc), I'll be eternally grateful.
Which five words best describe you? Happy lucky French female singer.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? My first job was in a big advertising agency in Paris, I was 24, then I worked in design for a while and 2 years later I did my first recording and my first concert, it really changed my life and here I am: a singer.
What's your proudest achievement? My first solo album "my name".
What's been your best decision? To quit my job to go on tour with Nouvelle Vague in USA.
Who inspires you? People and landscapes.
What are you passionate about? Shoes and Greek philosophy.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? Always deal with big things first.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Napoleon.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Learn how to surf.
What are you reading? The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Images courtesy of Melanie Pain