Melanie Fiona “Teach Him” from the movie Obsessed

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“Teach Him” is featured on the Obsessed movie soundtrack and is also available on Melanie Fiona’s debut album, The Bridge, being released summer 2009 on SRC/Universal Motown Records. “The album is called The Bridge,” enthuses Fiona. “It crosses the barriers between ethnicities, genres, age groups, and genders. It can’t be defined as just one thing. It’s got a soul that’s something old, yet something new.” Flirting with the traditions of classic soul from artists like Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole and Gladys Knight, the songs also pack the punch, and authenticity of modern music. United by a singular passion, Melanie Fiona’s sound bridges past and present with an artistic and consistent blending of classic soul samples. It’s all held together by a unique quality, something that is innately her, much like the other artists she mentions as influences: Bob Marley, Sade, and Patsy Cline. Born to Guyanese immigrant parents and growing up in a music-filled house in the inner city of Toronto, Fiona knew from the very beginning that music is what moves her. “My mother, who shares my love for music, played everything from The Ronettes to Whitney Houston around the house as I grew up. My father would let me sit on the stage while he rehearsed with his band as a guitarist.” Though Fiona had been writing her own songs for years, the introduction of songwriter Andrea Martin would prove seminal for The Bridge. “When I met Andrea, it was an instant connection,” she explains. “We developed this very personal working relationship where we were both inspired by each other.” Sharing each other’s life experiences, they collaborated on some of the defining songs in the collection. Other producers on the album include UK producers Future Cut, Vada Nobles, NYC’s J. Phoenix, Peter Wade, Salaam Remi, Andrew Wyatt, Rob Fusari, and Angela Hunte, Jnay Sewell. Fiona also shows off her Caribbean roots on Reggae Gold 2008, with Supa Dups’ “Somebody Come Get Me”. “This experience will never happen f...

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