I have been listening to the 23 year olds album 'My one and only thrill' and I love it.
It is the sort of music that might accompany me painting. Or soaking in the bath tub. Or cooking a romantic meal.
What I love even more, is the story of her success.
At 19 years old, fashion student Melody was riding her bike in downtown Philadelphia when she was hit by an SUV making an illegal turn, shattering her pelvis and seriously damaging both her brain and spine. At first she was unable to even sit up, let alone walk.
After an experiment due to concerns about her short-term memory she began to write and record songs from her bedside as a way to remember her day to day activities and progress.
Pretty damn inspirational don't you think?!!
Some Lyrics from one of my favourite songs, 'If the stars were mine'
If the stars were mine, I'd give them all to you I'd pluck them down right from the sky and leave it only blue I would never let the sun forget to shine upon your face so when others would have rain clouds you'd have only sunny days
If the stars were mine, I'd tell you what I'd do I'd put the stars right in a jar and give them all to you
If the birds were mine, I'd tell them when to sing I'd make them sing a sonnet when your telephone would ring I would put them there inside the square, whenever you went out so there'd always be sweet music whenever you would walk about
If the birds were mine, I'd tell you what I'd do I'd teach the birds such lovely words and make them sing for you
If the world was mine, I'd paint it gold and green I'd make the oceans orange for a brilliant color scheme I would color all the mountains, make the sky forever blue So the world would be a painting and I'd live inside with you
If the world was mine, I'd tell you what I'd do I'd wrap the world in ribbons and then give it all to you I'd teach the birds such lovely words and make them sing for you I'd put those stars right in a jar...and..........give them all...to you.......
Check her out here, here and here, she is worth a listen I promise! x