Toronto songstress Melxdie is off to a cool little start. I was introduced to her music early in the year and at first, I was somewhat skeptical that a clear R&B number would work with an artist such as Pressa. Lo & behold it’s the last week of February and I can’t get “Voulez Vous” outta my head.
Firstly, if 2019 means more radio-friendly R&B music from Pressa is about to be the norm, we may be on the cusp of a new trend I fully encourage. There was no lack of gangster when Nate Dogg was sweet singing his way to classic melodies on records like “Area Codes” so why should someone with Pressa’s street history not do the exact same thing?
For the record, Melxdie, a unique mix of Peruvian and Lebanese is an obvious, rhythmic singer with plenty of charm. Pizzaz isn’t lacking when she effortlessly switches between French & English, Hook & Verse. Tracking this song’s progress over the year will be key to seeing where her career heads but to debut with a song of this caliber is a telling sign she’s built for the long haul.