Young and ambitious,19 year old Melanie Frade is ready to take on the world with her music. With her sultry voice and quirky jazz pop music, Melanie redefines what it is to be a pop artist. As a songwriter, she utilizes catchy hooks not uncommon in mainstream pop music, and mixes it with jazz overtones and darker lyrics. This combination creates an ironic and distinctive tone which separates Melanie from most mainstream artists and solidifies her as a unique artist and individual. Melanie understands the importance of making music marketable and commercial, but having been classically trained from a young age, Melanie is a strong advocate of keeping the art in her music. Citing Amy Winehouse, Fiona Apple, Joni Mitchell, and Norah Jones as her top four musical influences, it’s hard to think of her as an amateur vocalist and songwriter. Melanie Frade is another case of an old soul in a young person, and provides an extremely refreshing take on music in an era where mass marketed, commercial music has taken centre stage.
April 18, 2017 9:00 pm CMW Showcase