'..A really arresting, magnetic songwriter from Dublin...her brand of Neo Soul is influenced by Amy Winehouse and Erykah Badu and it comes together in this really thrilling and fascinating way...her new single is simply beautiful...it's just so captivating...Malone really sounds like she has all of the talent in the world and she's just waiting for the rest of us to catch up with her.' - BBC Radio Ulster, 2020
'Melina Malone is one of Irish music’s best kept secrets' - GoldenPlec, Ti Ein Afto Premiere, June 2020
‘The vocals are pitch-perfect, fluctuating between mellow & impassioned at a moment’s notice.’ - Nialler9, Now or Never premiere 2019
Dublin born R&B/Soul artist Melina Malone is an exciting offering to the budding Irish music scene. Following a successful independent debut single release 'Now or Never' in October 2019, and singles 'Ti Ein Afto' and 'Realize' in 2020, both of which received critical acclaim from Nialler9, Goldenplec, RTE 2FM, BBC Introducing and more, Melina has gone on to support a host of International & Irish acts such as OSHUN (US), Geejay (UK), Iyamah (UK), Jafaris, Shookrah, Celaviedmai and more. Her powerful vocal performances often leave audiences captivated, and Melina can be seen regularly sharing the stage with other artists in the R&B and Hip Hop scene over the years. Her collaboration with Dublin rap duo MangoXMathman in 2018 on their remix ' 'Heartbreaks and Promises', is a huge crowd hit, and continues to garner new supporters for the young singer. Melina has also been one of the featured artists in the Irish Women in Harmony group, their charity cover of 'Dreams' amassing over 17.7 million radio impacts, reaching No.1 in the Irish homegrown charts (the first ever No.1 by an Irish female act), and raising over €215,000 for SAFE Ireland in 2020.
Melina's newest single 'No Better Place', premiered by Hotpress, is a prelude to the singer's highly anticipated debut project expected to be announced in late 2021. The track is touching tribute to Dublin City, featuring Malone's trademark soulful vocals and a soaring R&B track production by RVSTLESS.
Having quickly sold out her first headline show in Button Factory Dublin on July 15th, Melina is expected to announce more shows before the year's end, and this Dublin R&B star is definitely one to watch in 2021.