Melissa wrote her own poetry and songs ever since the age of seven. Fast forward some fifteen years and still Melissa writes new poems and songs. This time, though, she has a best friend and musical partner, Matt Malanowski, to collaborate with. Together, they have created music full of passion and love. Ourglass is the name Mel and Matt have given to their band. Pulling from a variety of musical influences such as jazz, classical, and folk, their music and songs reflect what it is to live in the modern day as part of the new generation, outlining the beauties and relevance of creative art, love, unity, conflict, and growth.