Melotika is a Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based electronic indie/pop project consisting of singer/songwriter Mel Yelle and DJ/producer Jackman Jones, also known as Mista T Dot. Last year they released two singles “Downtown Summer ft. Krosst Out” and “Unaware,” and on January 30 they dropped a sultry new track “Unaware Part II [Blindside].”
According to Mel Yelle, it’s a continuation of the theme expressed in “Unaware,” and open to interpretation. My take is that “Unaware” is about struggling to maintain one’s identity in the face of a relationship that’s unraveling. In “Unaware Part II [Blindside],” she’s confronting the person who blindsided her, telling them she no longer cares, is moving on, and so should they:
Quit callin’ when my make-up fallin’ and I wonder why you’re not alone?
Big ballin’ and I see you stallin’ while your trippin’ at the mall
Go getter, why you even bother? When it’s just so clear you see
No better, doesn’t even matter, no it doesn’t really matter to me
If you want it! Can you start it! You’re a getaway!
If you thought it! And you need it! Do it anyway!
Jumpstart, we won’t be apart; to the unknown
If you want it, and you need it I won’t ever want you alone
Blindside of the future, blindside it’s my nature
Don’t want any part of it, so much more to see
Born and raised in Montreal, Mel Yelle’s rich, smoky vocals remind me at times of fellow Quebecois Celine Dion, with whom she also bears a striking resemblance. Combined with Jones’ sultry hip-hop beats and mysterious echoed synths, together they’ve produced a track brimming with sensuous grooves that raise body temperatures and aim straight for the hips. It’s a marvelous song.
Melotika will be releasing their first EP in March. To learn more, connect with them on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
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