BOSTON, MA-Boston singer-songwriter/soulful folk/pop artist, Mel Fine, releases new summer single, “Right Here”, an emotional and heartfelt story of love and yearning, detailing the emptiness and desperation felt from temporary separation. The lyrics capture a love that goes the distance, and despite the separation love’s presence remains in their hearts. Just like in Mel’s prior release, “Alone Together”, “Right Here”, brings new meaning to being alone together and being just one call away. “Memorizing how you feel” is such a comforting lyric, as the separation makes one think about the out-of-sight lover that much more. Mel’s ethereal vocals evoke the burning desire to erase the miles.
Breathe me in for a moment
Let me go soft and slow like
Memorizing how you feel
So when you’re gone
I’ll still have you right here
You’ll still be in my arms
In my heart
And I won’t let you go
You’ll never be alone
The song was produced and co-written by Graham Finn, a Berklee School of Music graduate, and Lillian who sings on the track, is also a recent Berklee graduate.
Mel Fine‘s new pop/folk single ,“Right Here“, marks a sonic shift from the energetic, upbeat and layer-driven pop sound to a more stripped down, yet extremely vibrant ballad driven by soft, emotionally charged vocals and acoustic guitar sections that truly pull at the heartstrings. Lyrically the song tackles the subject of saying farewell to someone you love, and the desire to maintain that love despite the distance. The line, “hold me for a little longer cause I know you’ll be gone tomorrow. Make the future disappear”, is one that beautifully depicts the feeling of not wanting to say farewell, but knowing that it will happen regardless. As “Right Here“ continues, some of Mel‘s soaring signature harmonies add even more depth to what is quite possibly the most emotionally charged track we have heard from this artist so far. “Right Here“ showcases Mel‘s ability to dial things back and create a truly majestic old-school pop ballad. Fans of pop of artists such as Tracy Chapman will undoubtedly love “Right Here“ in its entirety, especially Mel‘s vocal performance and smooth and chill guitar playing.
Mel’s vocals sit in their own distinct space merging indie, pop and folk vibes to create a soothing and magical feel. The choruses layered with Lillian on vocals have a timely build up which perfectly achieves the mood and honest emotion on a love which won't fade despite the great distance between them.
This song will follow their debut singles, "In Between", which has over 44,000 streams on Spotify and “Alone Together” which has over 24,000 streams. Mel is also one half of the soul/pop duo, Support Group, whose singles “Call Me Crazy,” “Blink of an Eye” and “Upside Down” have close to 50,000 streams, bringing collective streams to 119,000.
Mel is a captivating, non-binary, story-telling singer-songwriter and producer who fuses soulful vibes with folksy acoustic pop to create honest and emotional music that pulls listeners in. An active performer, Mel frequents Berklee’s Red Room and has performed in over 100 shows including The Burren, Hard Rock Café, Loretta's Last Call, Berklee Cafe, Middle East, Berkshire Pride and many more.
Mel was awarded the 2021 Performance Division Voice Award by the Berklee College of Music Voice Department. Mel was also granted second place in the Berklee’s Songs for Social Change content for debut single, “In Between”, a raw and heartfelt take on growing up non-binary. The song is also on the ballot of the 64th annual Grammy Awards for Song of the Year.
In early 2021 Mel Fine won the Your Song original song competition with the submission of “Alone together.” The award was created by a collaboration between Lit Honey Productions and Performers on the Go, LLC, who provided song promotion and production services for the song.
Currently, Mel is a scholarship student and senior at Berklee School of Music majoring in songwriting and music production and engineering. Mel is also the Vice President of the Berklee Songwriters Club. This summer they are working at the Blackbird studio in Nashville, and are busy writing and performing.
Mel's passion shines through in every song released, every lyric written and every note sung. With each release you are left wanting to hear the love story continue and her ethereal voice melt your heart and soul. Mel's talent will just keep on rising, and she has a lot of love to share. Everyone who listens will fall in love with love. -Performers on the Go, LLC
Written by Patricia Duffey, Performers on the Go, LLC and singer songwriter Maximilian Wentz.