In Your Corner
Teaming up once again with longtime producer, Vaughn Lofstead, Melissa Gibson's fourth release, In Your Corner, proves she has staying power with her trademark style of infusing songs with a grounded, salt-of-the-earth perspective. What sets Melissa's music apart from most contemporary singer/songwriters is it's enticing ability to be less concerned with the melancholies of life and more concerned with getting beyond them. It may be Melissa's warm, deep, rich voice that first strikes you, however, equally remarkable are her infectious melodies that implore you to push through your uncertainties and her poignant lyrics that meet life's tribulations head on, but always seem to leave you filled with the hope of a clear new day. Melissa has an extraordinary ability to acknowledge life's challenges and heartaches without ever wallowing in the blues. Optimistically realistic, it is this quality that makes In Your Corner something you'll reach for again and again. Backed by enormously talented musicians, this album breaks free of genre constraints and takes you to a whole new level of folk/country music. Melissa has the raw talent of showcasing honesty and truth which her music evokes, illustrating her incredible sense of self and the world around her.