Despite a set of great pipes and a certified hit under her belt (It Kills Me); singer Melanie Fiona is finding it hard to recreate her initial success. The 27 year old Canadian songbird recently released “Gone and Never Coming Back,” the lead-off single from her upcoming sophomore album “The MF Life,” to much fanfare, but little else. Though great reviews of the single have been many, the song has stalled on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Song charts, peaking at #38 after 14 weeks of being in release.
Speaking to Billboard about the status of her new single and not wanting to be labeled a one hit wonder, Melanie says: “People are always like, ‘Well, what is she doing to do next?’ and it’s tough when you hear people saying, ‘Well, she’s probably just a one-hit wonder.’ The longer you take to come back, the more you hear that, and you want to stand up with a megaphone and say, ‘I’m not dead! I’m coming back!’ But I feel a lot stronger. I’ve been doing some great writing, and I do feel my fans are loyal and genuine and they’re definitely in it for the music. I feel like as long as I stick to the motto of making good music, I’m sure I’ll have some faithful followers.”
Melanie’s single and video can both be purchased on iTunes. As for “The MF Life,” Melanie admits the single was rushed out before the album was completed, but says the process of narrowing down just the right songs to include on the project, is what has held up the album’s release.
So when will “The MF Life” finally hit record stores shelves? Only “sometime this summer” is the answer Melanie could come up with.