new music: london-based soul singer melisa whiskey gives a taste of the “sweetest cake” in playful new single

March 31, 2017

When London soul singer Melisa Whiskey dropped her first track “Played” in January, it was quickly picked up as a BBC Introducing Track of the Week, and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Twin B also made it his Track of the Week. Her natural soul sound mixed with R&B and Gospel influences were immediately recognized as giving her an undeniable inventiveness, reminiscent of Anderson. Paak.

Introduced to Gospel music at a young age, Melisa’s soulful influences are unmistakable, and include a diverse blend ranging from the likes of Lauryn Hill to Patsy Cline to Sade. Now, the singer is back with “Sweetest Cake”, the first track to be from her forthcoming debut E.P. Moon & The Sky, once again setting the bar for soul and R&B.

Take a listen to the infectious single below!:

*Hari Ziyad is a New York based storyteller and writer for AFROPUNK. They are also the editor-in-chief of RaceBaitR, deputy editor of Black Youth Project, and assistant editor of Vinyl Poetry & Prose. You can follow them on Twitter @hariziyad.

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