Melanie Fiona has been on our radios for over two years now, but she's still just getting started.
Coming from small shows in Toronto, to putting out her hit single "It Kills Me" and then touring with Alicia Keys, Melanie's vocal talents have been spreading like wildfire.
We've heard her belt out on her latest single "4AM" which already has thousands of covers on YouTube.
With the anticipation of the release of Melanie's sophomore album The MF Life on December 6th, she's ready to get back to the stage with some new heat!
GlobalGrind caught up with Melanie where she talked about the emotions behind The MF Life, her transformation as an artist, and how she manages to stay out of the gossip blogs.
Check out our exclusive below!
GlobalGrind: You’re gearing up for your second album, The MF Life. Tell us more about it.
Melanie Fiona: I’m very excited. I’ve been working really hard! After I came off of the Alicia Keys tour last year, I decided I should start working on the album. I wanted to take my time and work with some of the producers on the wish list since the first album. Within the past year, I have been in the studio with Jack Splash, Andre Martin, The-Dream, Drake, B.o.B., Jeff Legend, No I.D., Salaam Remi and I’m just very excited about it all just because we made some great music. Now I’m in the process of finalizing the album and deciding what’s going to make the final cut.
I feel like I got more personal on this album. It turned out to be the ups and downs of love, even though The MF Life is about the ups and downs of life. The album is definitely like a reflection of love. It’s a very moody album. I’m really looking forward to people hearing it and see some really great work that I’m very proud of.
What has changed most about Melanie Fiona’s life since the first album?
I think from the first album I was a sponge, and I think the first album is paying respect and homage to the artists and the genres and the sound that influenced me. That retro-soul sound always spoke to me growing up and was a major part of my childhood. I think you got a lot of that off of the first album. This album is definitely a bit more personal and unique to where I’m at right now. It’s that good reality check, keeping it real, and great story-telling. I think it’s a little more identifiable to who Melanie Fiona is on this album, and who I’m going to become.