About Melissa

 

Melissa Fine is a 17 year old singer-songwriter out of Boston, MA.  She experiments with intricate layering and harmonies, a technique that brings cohesion to her diverse writing style. Her passion for music reaches further than the stage. She is an advocate for the local LGBTQIA community. Her songs draw inspiration from her struggles with friendship, identity, and confidence as well as her accomplishments.

At 14, Melissa dropped her debut album, Here To Stay, which landed 43rd on the iTunes New Pop Releases chart within the first week of its publication. Her drive and dedication for growth as an artist shines through with each new endeavor.  Melissa’s recently released album, Into the Storm, features 9 original songs marking the transition from childhood to adulthood, depicting the start of her desire for change. This album contains social protest songs such as Rainbow Eyes, a smooth ballad advocating for LGBT rights and Stop Talking, a sassy a capella tune criticizing America’s leader.

When she is not writing original music, Melissa creates exciting vocal mashups of popular songs with the help of her loop pedal. Heavily influenced by artists like Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Adele, the young singer incorporates elements of jazz, folk, alternative, and r&b into her songwriting.

Throughout the process of releasing two albums before her 18th birthday, she has developed skills in production, collaboration, and arrangement. Though Melissa loves spending time in the studio, her heart lies onstage. She attended the Berklee College of Music's 5 week program and was awarded a scholarship beginning in the fall of 2018.