Singer-songwriter Melissa Bel returns with the release of her blues-infused balled, Sunshine, out now.
Sunshine is Melissa Bel as you’ve never heard her before. In this profoundly cutting ballad, Melissa breaks down experiences of disappointment and resignation with a despondent maturity and timeless, unplaceable sound. Combining country, blues and soul-tinged sensibilities, Melissa creates a sound that is totally her own and oozing with powerful emotion. Sunshine was co-written by Kris Bergsnes (Tim McGraw, Wynonna Judd) and produced by Joseph Cross (Lana Del Rey, La Roux).
Talking about the single, Melissa explains, “I wrote this song on my first – and so far only – trip to Nashville. I’d had that opening melody floating around in my head and when I sang it Kris and I knew we were going to write something soulful and sad, all about feel, less about hooks or structure. From there we ended up painting this picture of what it feels like to be let down by someone you really had high hopes for. Someone who had promised you better.”