feature: check out hertfordshire’s acoustic-soulstress melodi
By Sound Check
January 6, 2016
It’s probably sacrilege to compare anyone to Tracy Chapman, so at the risk of any ensuing outrage, I’ll just say that Melodi sure sounds like a little Tracy-in-training. Melodi, a singer/songwriter from Hertfordshire, UK, takes a soulful approach to acoustic guitar-led music. With the help of driving shuffle-beats, classic harmonics, and a remarkably soulful voice, Melodi makes music that’s truly unique in its own right.
“I write from personal experiences and love the beauty of being able to get a situation, or a feeling, down into a piece of writing. I often write songs about things I have trouble saying to people. If I want someone to know how I feel I tell them through song instead of trying to make it sound right in conversation. I speak best and make most sense in songs.”
By Erin White, AFROPUNK contributor
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