Brooklyn, NY, January 2021] Melissa Jones has been taking her time during this pandemic to create something that truly speaks to her and her style of music, which is a mixture of neo-soul, jazz fusion, and r&b. Familiar to the Oakland California scene, she has taken her roots to Brooklyn New York where musician/producer Errick Lewis has added additional creative fuel to drive the intention of the album. Together they are creating music that soothes and pushes the average listeners’ ears.
Her first single “Make it last” is a testament to not only love but true connection. Connecting with others is important, especially during these times of uncertainty and loss. Leading with love, trust, and intention are some of the most important ingredients into making the love last. The song kicks off with a groovy bassline followed by Melissa’s warm vocals. The song continues to progress with snaps and driving drums that push the live feel of the song creating a concert-like experience. The listeners can expect to be enchanted with Melissa’s rich harmonies that are influenced by the likes of neo-soul queens Jill Scott and Erykah Badu. The arrangement of the song breaks down sending the audience on a love rollercoaster wave of unique rhythms, scatting, and grooves that leave plenty of room to “feel the mood,” which is part of the lyrics expressed in the 2nd verse of the song.
“The goal of my music is to continue to develop my sound by pushing the envelope. I want to create something that hasn’t been done before.” -Melissa Jones
First single to be released February 2020 Melissa Jones has been taking her time during this pandemic to create something that truly speaks to her and her style of music, which is a mixture of Neo-soul, jazz fusion, and rnb.