I guess to start things off I didn’t really have this direct introduction to music as blatantly most people get it (I think). You could say I kinda got ushered into it slowly during the period of 14 to 20ish.
Around my mid-teens, I started writing poetry in my native language which is Flemish (same as dutch), and in that same period, I also got into dancing, particularly in the styles hip-hop, poppin’, and bboying. Being a dancer and mainly educating myself in the field choreography, I got in contact with a lot of the musical influences that show themselves in my work today.
I think of people like: Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Sholomo, Clams Casino; and the list goes on…
I remember my dance tutor having this immense iTunes library, and after a lot nagging, I got him to put it on my blackberry tablet (hahaha). Having that period in my life gave me a passion for music in general, And helped me to develop my taste.
“Waiting For” was written alongside producer/writer Abraham Hovey. I had been wanting to release a single for a while, and let something sit on its own… this finally felt like the track that could do just that.
Names are a projection of future desired outcomes and a past which must be overcome to get there – therefore the power to tether the two ends of time with a short sequence of characters carries a weight of responsibility I take on gladly.
Earlier this year, on Valentine’s Day, I wrote the first song for the new EP “Fall” together with my producer Abe Hovey. It’s been a rainy day, but since we were in Abe’s shed, we didn’t notice it too much.
Today in a week, on March 23, New York R&B singer Deva Mahal will release her debut album on Motéma Music. You best describe Deva’s music as infectious, pulse-pounding soul with a decidedly modern edge.
Melissa Delecia, this week’s island girl with a big dream, is presently busy working on her fresh and brand new debut album. But to keep us on track, she is continuing to release new songs on a regular basis.
Melissa Roslyn Delecia is a Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer who was born on October 30th, 1993. She is a multi-genre artist from the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Most of all, Melissa blends her own unique styles and melodies together to form a new genre she calls Island-Pop.