Recorded with a team of live musicians in Nashville and New York City, Coming Back to You displays Melinda?s extraordinary talent and versatility as a vocalist and sees her seamlessly transcend genres as she combines R&B, soul, blues, jazz and funk to create a sound all her own. From the first note, Melinda reaches back into a rich pool of musical influences and carries the torch of the greats ? Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle ? into the musical landscape of today.
“I’m so excited to be using live instruments and to be singing music that really paints a picture,? said Melinda. ?I knew my task was to just go in the studio and be me and the music would take care of the rest.”
?Melinda is a hugely talented vocalist and performer, and we are honored to be the home of her debut album,? commented Hi Fi Recordings Chairman/CEO John Hecker. John Titta, President/COO of Hi Fi Recordings, also noted, ?Melinda?s album is one of the most exciting that we?ve heard in years ? a throwback to the classic soul albums of the 70?s with a modern twist that will undoubtedly capture the ear of today?s music fan. We can?t wait for everyone to hear what she can do.?
Melinda?s undeniable talent has resulted in a timeless collection of 13 songs that will take listeners on a journey from the blues clubs of Louisiana to the churches of Mississippi, to the piano bars of New York City and back. From the first horn blasts of ?Declaration of Love,? listeners will feel a driving pulse and unstoppable energy that is reminiscent of Tina Turner?s iconic hits, while ?Coming Back to You? and ?Wonderful? feature Melinda?s silky voice wrapped around the smooth, sleek sounds of classic R&B.