Melle’s music can be described as indie-pop or indie-folk. His repertoire varies from intimate, acoustic ballads that are reminiscent of artists such as Phoebe Bridgers and Sufjan Stevens, to energetic pop songs sounding like Sam Fender and Ed Sheeran.
Melle has a huge collection of unusual instruments consisting of a tzouras, balalaika, theremin, taishogoto, zither and many more of which he plays 23 different kinds on his upcoming album. He believes that real, analog instruments always bring way more character to a song than digital sounds. This analog vibe is also seen in his pictures and video’s, because his biggest passion next to music is working with old-school, vintage camera’s.
Over the past few years Melle managed to turn quite a few heads with his achievements. He won both the ‘Nobel Award Leiden’ and ‘Mooie Noten’, his single ‘On The Road’ made it into Spotify’s Viral 50 NL charts, and his hit single ‘Run Run’ could not be ignored from the national radio. It even made the first place in Radio 2’s V15 hitlist. On top of that he participated in the Dutch traveling festival ‘Popronde’, where he became one of the most booked acts of that year, opened for British singer Charlie Winston and sold out his own show at Cinetol in Amsterdam.
After this Melle went back into the studio to write and record new music. Together with his producer Jurriaan JJ Sielcken he dived deeper into sounds and production than ever before. This has made for wonderfully detailed and rich sounding album. It’s colorful, it’s optimistic.Melle defines his sound in his brand new single ‘Old Summers’. It’s a personal story about nostalgic childhood memories and making the most out of life