on 25 November 2009
Always the best of Nouvelle Vague, this first album from Melanie Pain has certainly been worth waiting for. Whilst Camille (ex. Nouvelle Vague) took herself off in a very different direction on leaving the collective, Ms. Pain has stayed much closer to the band's original vibe but given her music her own distinctive slant. The songs are simple but well arranged and a fantastic mixture of the reflective and upbeat, but all work exceptionally well with her breathy and subtle vocals. Makes you feel like the perfect lazy, smoky Sunday mornings in Paris.