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When you’re a female artist in the HMI,  you have to play harder 

than the boys. Mellysings  has been doing just that. Spending sleepless hours in the studio, and  maintaining a full-time job during the day. We sat with Melly for a sincere conversation:
 
How did you get started with playing music?
I’ve been singing since the age of three in church and school choirs. At the age of twelve I knew that I was different, but being raised in a Haitian household education was important. I made a deal with my mother to finish school, and then pursue my dreams as a professional singer. So I did exactly that, I went and got my Bachelors and Masters in Healthcare Administration, and now I have embarked on this journey, and have not looked back since. 
 
How would you describe your current sound?
I consider my sound to be very versatile. I can do plenty of genres from pop to rhythm and blues, pop, kompa, zouk, and contemporary.
 
What was the inspiration for your newest single called “Slow Motion”? 
My inspiration came from wanting to show that females can also play the dominant role, when it comes to initiating intimate relationships. 
 
Do you have plans to make a music video for “Slow Motion”? 
Yes most certainly, it should be released mid-February.
 
Do you find studio recording to be a challenge?
No and yes. In other words, it all depends on the subject of the song. When it comes to the art of music and being an artist, learning how to channel the emotion so it becomes believable to your listeners is a very important skill to have.
 
What has been one goal that you have had this year and how close are you to reaching it?
I have many goals, but my biggest goal is to be able to share my talent and sound with the entire world.  Touching at least one person through my music is very
important.
 
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Were you born in Haiti or in the States?
I was born in Brooklyn but raised in Philadelphia.
 
Growing up, was music always a big part of your life? Can you recall your first ever musical experience? 
Yes, it was always and definitely will always be a part of my life. Back when I was three years old, the daycare I was a part of always did a Christmas show special at the Kings Plaza Mall in Brooklyn. That was where I sang my first solo ever, “We wish you a Merry Christmas. To be that young and get up in front of all those people without a shy bone in my body was amazing and evident that I was born to be on a stage. 
  
When do you hope to release more new music?
I will be releasing a few tracks throughout 2019. I’m working with some really talented producers in the Haitian and American Music Industry.
 
Can we expect some songs in Creole?
My Creole is not the best, but yes expect to hear some Creole songs. I was born in the States but I am of Haitian descent, so it's very important for me to connect with my Haitian people, and what better way to do that, if not through the music.  
 
One artist you wish to collaborate with?
This is a difficult question because there are so many talented artists, but it would have to be Chris Brown. Vocally his voice is a powerhouse. 
 
Do you think sex appeal is an important tool as a female artist and why?
Absolutely, sex appeal plays an important role as a female artist. It should be based on level of talent, but unfortunately the music market is competitive, and like other markets females have to work harder to be heard or taken seriously. Therefore, bringing sex appeal to the music plays a factor on how popular a female artist becomes. Although it should be a factor, continuing to perfect your talent should always be most important. 
 
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all?
At times it has been difficult because I deal with factors of everyday life, and sometimes forget to check in with my followers. I try to stay up to date by posting photos, and keeping my followers posted about upcoming shows or new music. Nowadays, social media is the biggest promotional platform today.
 
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Who are some of your favorite artists? 
Beyonce, Jhene Aiko, Adele, Emeline Michel, H.E.R., Phyllsia Ross, and the list goes on.
 
If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island forever, name 5 albums you would definitely take with you?
Slow Motion by yours truly; Anything Beyonce; Jhene Aiko’s Souled Out album; Adele’s 21; Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation album. Any mixes with Milca, Yoan, NuLook, because it gives me more of a variety. My list is too limited; I have so many more artists I would have to put in my collection.
 
What are your plans & hopes for 2019 with regard to your music?
My plans are to release as much music and perform as much as possible. Growth is key, becoming better then what I am and perfecting my craft. 
 
 At the end of the day, what do you hope your fans take away from your music?
I want my fans to feel like my music is an escape from the real world. I want my music to force my listeners to feel deep emotions. 
 
Where can our readers connect with you?
Readers can connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter under the name Mellysings918. They can also connect with me on SnapChat under Mellymelita918. My email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For all bookings please call 516-765-0626.
 
Thanks so much for taking the time to chat with us
 

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