Bellas, I am so tardy to the Melanie Fiona party!
I’ve been watching this beautiful young singer on the rise, but I guess I wasn’t paying close enough attention. All of a sudden, my mind connected the dots. The chick I’d seen on VH1 Soul with Questlove, was the vocalist behind that version of Sam Cooke’s Cupid that I heard at Starbucks! And the same artist I’d been reading about on Soulbounce forever! OH! This is Melanie Fiona!
It took me a while, but now I’m head over heels for her sound and her style.
Melanie Fiona hails from Toronto, but — according to Wikipedia — has parents from Guyana. Which perhaps explains the Caribbean influence that comes through loud and clear in her Subway Series. In this awesome clip, she performs her songs “Sad Songs,” “Please Don’t Go” and “Bang Bang” on the streets and in the subway stations of New York City.
So. Amazing. The sounds of steelpan gave me chills – such an amazing and underused instrument.
Melanie’s album, The Bridge, is available for sale right now. Show a real singer some love, if you’re feeling this!