Melanie Pain is turning out to be quite the illustrious music maker. As well as releasing her own debut album My Name in 2009, working with the likes of French pop superstar Julien Doré and Thomas Dybdhal, the Caen native is also very well known for her vocal contributions to Paris’s favourite new wavers Nouvelle Vague.
Melanie was invited over to Brighton in January to join in the ever so festive weekend that is Vive La France! festival, and was selected to fill the prestigious slot of festival closer at the gloriously ornate Duke of York’s Theatre. Her cotton soft vocals, delicate manner and hush-hush instrumentation led the event to a beautifully gentle, wonderfully poignant close, and in between time, Melanie and her band found time to join The Line of Best Fit down on Brighton’s seafront to record this luscious version of ‘Je Laisse Tomber’.