Her latest project, “No Heart of Mine” is a collaboration with guitarist Nathan Hiltz. With similar and complimentary styles, the musical pairing is a natural one; The sound: a dynamic mix of old school jazz, Do-wap and blues woven with indie pop inflections and sounds. A little different to her past albums, one new single will be released each month, starting with "Time" in September of 2018.
With ten plus years of performing and writing together in a variety of settings and bands, the two became partners in life, had a baby and married. They are finally collaborating together in a duo format. Their soon to be released album, is being treated as true record: one side originals, showcasing Melissa’s folky pop dreamworld, the other, standards, in which Nathan’s virtuosic comfort in jazz and it’s idioms shines. Lauren's original, "Eyes Open" received a semi-finalist award in the Song of the Year: 2018 International Lyric and Songwriting Competition.