Earlier this afternoon I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the rising stars in R&B, Melanie Fiona.
This has been one interview that I have been looking forward to for a while. I first saw Melanie at her showcase in New York back in February. I was amazed at the way she took to the stage and seeing her perform a few songs, she turned me into a fan instantly.
In the first part of the interview I speak to the singer about what she loves about the UK, why Canadian artists dont get the shine they deserve. what her album is going to bring to the table, making timeless Music and why the music doesnt have enough risk takers.
Melanie Fiona Interview Part 1 (Video)
In the second part of the interview, she speaks to me about the auto-tune and whether she feels its killing the art of singing. We talk about Drake and Melanie reveals that she and Drake were in a group together called “The Renaissance”.
On the group with Drake, Melanie said
“This is one of the small things that nobody knows, Drake and myself, a producer he works and tours with and another artist from Toronto, we used to gig together, we were part of a group together”
“It was just our own thing, where four artists/musicians got together…gigs two nights a week, every week in Toronto in this local little lounge, just to make a couple of bucks during the week but we loved it”
Melanie Fiona Interview Part 2 (Video)
Melanie’s album is out June 30th in America and it will be released July 20th here in the UK.