As previously mentioned, a couple nights ago I went out to the Melanie Fiona show, despite the loss I had encountered earlier in the day. Even though I had commitments to go for different reasons, I wasn’t sure if I would be “normal” enough. I was told by a friend that maybe it would be a nice healing experience and sure enough it was. Melanie Fiona is a beast in beautiful clothing.
The show started late, very late. By the time it actually started I was prepared to eat my own hand just for some food in my system. The show began after 9pm and by that point the room was packed, naturally I was right at the front ( I wasn’t playing around). At the exact moment that Miss Fiona stepped on to the stage it was very apparent that she was dripping of Star Appeal. She gained the attention of the crowd right away and began to Thank her city for coming out and supporting her as this was her first show back. Then it was down to business, she opened up the show with her song “Bang, Bang” and I kid you not, I sat there with my mouth open for about a minute. I was in complete awe of her. I turned to my homie Miss Asia Fiasco and she had the same exact look on her face, we looked at each other and just said “Damnnnnnnn”. As she sang a couple songs off her album and a couple surprises such as “Black and Gold” and “Killing Me Softly” I was convinced that she could sing anything with ease. When Melanie sang BLACK AND GOLD, oh Sweet Moses I was getting goosebumps. Her tone and the clarity in her voice reminds me of when R&B was at it’s best. The show was too short for my liking but I feel so blessed to have been able to see such an amazing humble star.
Melanie Fionas album is in stores right now, it’s called “The Bridge”. I have it and I must say you should go out and BUY it, it’s a solid R&B album. If you consider yourself to be a true R&B lover this album is definitely for you, it’s not a bunch of fluff put on an album just to fill space. Each song has it’s own place and own vibe, I’m really feeling the whole thing. I am definitely a big fan of Melanie’s and I wish that she continues to reap the successes of her hardwork, she definitely deserves it!
Toronto STAND UP!
(There are more videos coming, stupid me forgot I need a program to rotate the videos so I need to get that done first)