Melisa was born in Hackney but grew up on Bray Tower – the same Camden tower block as Goldie. Introduced to Gospel music at a young age enrolling at her local church, she signed her first publishing deal without having released as single track aged 24. Now 26, she dropped her first track ‘Played’ in January this year and quickly picked up a BBC Introducing Track of the Week spot as well as heat from BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Twin B who made it his Track of the Week. The natural soul and depth of Melisa’s vocal was too strong to deny.
Now Melisa comes through with her follow up track ‘Sweetest Cake’ and once again sets the bar for new UK soul and R&B. Already receiving support again at BBC Radio 1Xtra and premiered with WONDERLAND, ‘Sweetest Cake’ is the first track to be taken from her forthcoming debut E.P. ‘Moon & The Sky’. The natural jump to the track mixed with the menacing bassline reminds of both Amerie and most excitingly, the playful invention of Anderson. Paak. Listen here
Melisa’s influences range from the likes of Lauryn Hill to Patsy Cline to Sade – and similarly exudes an innate charisma all her own. Produced by Osinachi Nwaneri (Wale, J. Cole, Tinashe), “Sweetest Cake’ sees Melisa bring a new realness and to the genre