Don’t ask her to define it. BET’S Rising Icon: Singer/songwriter Melanie Fiona’s debut album The Bridge reveals a sweet push-and-pull between countless elements of herself. At once Canadian and Caribbean, strong and sexy, contemplative and joyous, blending the sounds of pop and soul. Despite the many
moods and musings of Melanie Fiona’s debut, there is one
defining element. The girl’s got soul.
“The album is called The Bridge,” enthuses Fiona. “It crosses the barriers between ethnicities, genres, age groups, and genders. It can’t be defined as just one thing.
It’s got a soul that’s something old, yet something new.” The album reflects the duality that asserts itself in Melanie Fiona’s own exuberant personality. Flirting with the traditions of classic soul from artists like Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole and Gladys Knight, the songs also pack the punch, and authenticity of modern music. United by a singular passion, Melanie Fiona’s sound bridges past and present with an artistic and consistent blending of classic soul samples. It’s all held together by a unique quality, something that is innately her, much like the other artists she mentions as influences:
Bob Marley, Sade, and Patsy Cline..
Melanie Fiona’s “secret show” new multi-city tour, kicks off October 19th.
“The Bridge” will be released exclusively on iTunes on October 20th, 2009. The physical CD will be in stores November 10th, 2009.
Performances coming soon on Carson Daly, Jimmy Fallon & Wendy Williams!
1. GIVE IT TO ME RIGHT 3:42
2. BANG BANG 3:28
3. MONDAY MORNING 3:38
4. PLEASE DON’T GO (Cry Baby) 3:14
5. AY YO 3:17
6. WALK ON BY 3:31
7. YOU STOP MY HEART 3:45
8. JOHNNY 3:45
9. SAD SONGS 4:38
10. PRICELESS 3:46
11. IT K I L L S ME 4:10
12. TEACH HIM 4:12
In Stores & Online November 10th!