MAISIE has only begun this journey slowly starting in June of 2008. Mel decided to start solo with this project so it could grab other opportunities, but didn't expect a turnaround to her whole life in such a short period of time. After re-recording demos for a few months, she hit Rockbot Studios to record the first EP titled, 'Visions' during the month of November 2008. Already with 'Visions' released on iTunes and other online music stores on December 20, 2008, she's in the midst of taking the next step to release another EP in the works titled, 'Separate Worlds,' which is the real beginning to her message and abilities.
"I always knew I needed to do this, using my voice to reach out to whoever needs to hear these words, but it was just a matter of time before it was the right time", says Mel. With a few short tours and performances, and meeting new people, she's found a sense of direction. The message of 'Visions' was greatly stressed during the few months of the EP being recorded for reasons of eyes being opened up to the world to see real truth, and not a truth that we look to in the world everyday. With unique lyrics, she describes, "I hate sugar coating what I want to say. I felt like I let that go a little bit the first time around, but now I feel like I am completely letting everything go into these new songs without the fear of people turning away from the message. Our world isn't a pretty place, and when we put out our sufferings and a sense of truth in a place of darkness, lives can be changed and that is the ultimate goal."
Up until recently, she has been working with several people for various amount of things and with the plan of moving to Nashville, Tennessee in the near future, she will be continuing to play solo, and with a live band as well to expand the drive and fill live performances for future tours. "I've learned to have a lot of patience these past few months not knowing what's going to happen, but Gods brought me here to serve a purpose, and that purpose will be served in what ever way it's meant to happen."
You can expect to hear a lot more from MAISIE in the future, and stick around to see updates on the new EP, which will be released sometime in the middle of the year.