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by angelin yeoh
Melissa Indot will be releasnig her long-awaited sophomore album next month.
The AIM award-winning singer returns with a second album.
SINGER Melissa Indot is set to release her long-awaited second album MDot in October and she hopes that listeners will embrace her new sound.
“I’ve always been known for being more pop and R&B. With MDot, I want to showcase a 1980s electric vibe,” said Melissa during a phone interview.
There will be 11 English songs on the album including a few bonus tracks and remixes. Melissa hints of a collaboration with another local artiste but refrains from revealing the mystery guest for now.
“All I can tell you is that she’s a singer who is very proud of her Malaysian heritage,” was all she offered.
MDot features Melissa’s current single You & Me, which she says is essentially a love song.
“I wanted a song that could reflect my growth and journey in the music industry. I also think it’s a song that anyone could relate to.”
She describes the upcoming music video for You & Me as “abstract”.
“It tells the story set between two different worlds. I think a lot of people will be surprised by it.”
It took Melissa four years to come up with new material after the release of her debut album, Eclectism.
“I travelled and performed in various countries over the years. I certainly took the time to figure out the direction that I want to take with my next material.
“I didn’t just want to release something and later not be happy with it,” she noted.
In 2008, Eclectism took home the prize for Best English Album at the Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM). Prior to being a solo singer, Melissa was one half of Confucius Says, a London-based pop duo. Under Universal Publishing, Confucius Says released two singles, two music videos and even performed on a popular show in Britain.
With the upcoming release of MDot, Melissa wants to continue her own brand of “eclecticism” in the local music industry.
“In terms of my musicality, I’d love to be able to showcase my wide range of interest in various genres. Then again it would be difficult to say I want to make an album that everyone will definitely like. I just hope listeners will be able to relate and emphatise with the messages in my songs.”
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