Ennismore, ON's Melissa Payne has grown up surrounded by musical talent. In fact, her latest LP, High and Dry, features contributions from members of Ladies of the Canyon, Holy Fuck, Dylan Ireland and producer Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo. But even with such able support, the singer-songwriter can no-doubt hold her own alone.
That's why we invited Payne and accompanying bassist Rob Foreman to the Exclaim! office during a recent stopover in Toronto to record an acoustic performance of "Bring Me Back," a track taken from her latest LP for Seventh Fire Records.
Pleasing to the ear at first contact, the performance keeps a rolling pace throughout, while still allowing enough space for the singer's voice to swoop in and give you a few unexpected goosebumps.
Watch the performance now in the player below.
Filmed and edited by Katherine Kwan
Audio by Nash Bussieres
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