The very young and talented Melina Borglowe tells us more about her relationship with music:
What is your musical background and when did you begin playing music?
At home in VXO there’s always been several guitars hanging on the walls, so I simply started to strum on them as a kid, and later on I came to learn it more and more, and then finally I came to understand which way around the guitar should be. My home town is an important piece to the puzzle. We’re a bunch of musicians and writers and producers who help each other out and believe in each other. And that fact was probably quite important for me in the beginning, just to be able to show my music to others. Ever since I can remember I’ve enjoyed expressing feelings through sound, but it becomes more and more significant to compose music, write lyrics, play the guitar, sing and record.
Who/what inspires you?
People. It’s a very rare occurrence for me to just decide to settle down and compose. It always starts from within,I can’t just make up something out of nothing. It mostly starts with a feeling, a phrase, a melody or just what seems like nonsense coming out from the guitar. I have several influences and prefer old music just as much as new. I think the music I create is a result of a mix of everything I’ve ever listened to.
What has the response to your music been like?
Shocking. My first and only single came out in October last year, and it was quite a calm song, a song that lies close to my heart. And people gave it a great response which made me glad. I love playing live as well and it’s great talking to people after.
What are your expectations for this year?
To not fail any test in school and keep on doing what I do. Music is a constant process which has no goal. That’s what’s great about it, it never ends.
Listen to her debut single Sunflower Meadow!