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New Acoustic Cover – “I Thought I Knew it All” by Megadeth

An acoustic cover of Megadeth's "I Thought I Knew It All"

I'm excited to share this new song and video with you! If you'll recall, last year I did an acoustic cover of "All At Once" by Whitney Houston (you can check it out here if you want!) I grew up listening to Whitney Houston. I did not, however, grow up listening to Megadeth. My partner/co-writer, Aman, is a huge fan. He was kind enough to do the Whitney cover with me, so I did the Megade[...]

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An Exciting (Personal) Update!

Songwriter Mella announces new music to be released soon

I had to put (personal) in the title because I don't want you to think that this is an update that will impact or benefit you in any way. But it might! I sincerely hope it will. As you may know, I do session singing and songwriting full time. It's great and I love it, but it leaves me very little time to work on my own music. I would say that for every 30 songs I do for a client, I do[...]

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6 Reasons for Songwriters to Hire A Session Singer

Why a pro session singer is better than a great performer for your recording project

I hear this all the time: "Eh, I'll just do it myself, I have a decent voice." "My cousin sings well, everyone tells her she's great, she can do it!" "Why should I pay someone when I can get my neighbor to do it for free?" Well my friends, I have some responses to all of these and more! What is a Session Singer? Let's get the definition down before we go any further. A session singer[...]

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New Music Video for My Song, Café

An acoustic jazz video of coffee shop love

It's been a minute since I've made a music video, and I've had that creative itch for some time now! We at Brain Stamp are working on a new jazz album (or EP, depending on how many tracks we end up writing). I loved working on our track Café from our last album and wanted to make a video for it to tie it into the new songs. There were several setbacks here: 1). I don't have money to b[...]

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New Single: Cloudy Glass produced by R4NYTE Entertainment

New single by R4NYTE featuring Mella

I've worked with the incredible R4NYTE before and was happy to work with him again. Cloudy Glass was a fun project! I didn't know they'd be adding a male singer to it until it was released, but I like having several singers on a track. I think it provides the listener with a nice variety and mixes things up a little. Here is the video for Cloudy Glass: You may notice I sound a little[...]

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Soprano Session Singers: Where to Find Them and How to Become One

How to hire or be a soprano session singer

If you're reading this, you're probably either searching for a session singer or curious about becoming one. I'll start with the question I get frequently: "Are you a soprano session singer?" and my answer is always, "it depends." Let's explore what to ask when hiring a soprano session singer.   What to ask a soprano session singer A soprano is a singer who sings higher notes[...]

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The Coda: A Breakdown of a (Sometimes Tricky) Musical Symbol

What is a coda in sheet music?

The coda is another sheet music term, which again you don’t need to know if you’re a writer or musician who doesn’t read/write sheet music. If you do want to know though, the coda is an important part of letting the performer know where the song is going. When do I need to know about the coda? Sheet music is confusing enough, but then you add a bunch of weird symbols at the top[...]

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Another Review of Electric Fits: Opposable Thumbs

Another review for Electric Fits: Opposable Thumbs

Here’s a review of Electric Fits in Vive Le Rock magazine! I definitely appreciate the comment about "the beautiful, soaring vocals!" I’m so excited for Walt and all that he’s accomplished with this project. I’m glad people are having as much fun listening to it as I did recording it! Here are some other posts I've made about this project: Another Review Here, and a blog ab[...]