Photo by Martin do Nascimento/KUTX.
All this week, the Song of the Day spotlights artists performing at SXSW 2017.
Mélat is an underground, local hip-hop powerhouse ready to bubble over the surface. The intricacies of her soul and experiences flow from her, coated in the lilt of her buttery-smooth voice, capturing the pure honesty and authenticity absent from a lot of mainstream music. Backed with exquisite, dynamic beats ranging from 90s throwback to refreshing contemporary, she’s an uncontested soul force in the small, but growing, Austin hip-hop/R&B scene.
“Sexy Us” is fresh, but captures the 90s R&B sound so precisely, it could have been written 20 years ago. A bit of a sonic departure from the rest of her Studio 1A set, this lighter-hearted tune is still crafted with carefully chosen lyrics while beautifully showcasing Mélat’s sweeter side and outstanding vocal control.
–Taylor Wallace // host, Thursday 8-11pm, Saturday 2-6pm
Mélat at SXSW 2017:
Sunday, Mar 12 – Volstead
Monday, Mar 13 – Waterloo Records In-Store
Tuesday, Mar 14 – Cheer Up Charlie’s
Thursday, Mar 16 – Vinyl
Friday, Mar 17 – Old School Bar and Grill
Friday, Mar 17 – Trinity Hall (official SXSW showcase)