Melissa was hailed by Chris Parker (Vortex, London) as "a witty, accomplished songwriter with the ability to deliver her material with beguiling, informal intimacy". The Picture, her new 2007 for FeetFirst Records, sees that promise about to be fulfilled. All 13 songs on The Picture were penned by Melissa, proving that her talent for writing catchy tunes with interesting harmonies and witty, touching lyrics continues to blossom. From the up-tempo dismissal of a lover in "Romance Addio", to the haunting "The Picture", or the aching, melancholic "Wish It Wasn't True", each and every one of Stott's original songs casts a spell which is hard to forget. As a vocalist, her style is natural and understated, yet an almost conversational intimacy combines with subtle power.