“If loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right.” That’s the vibe of the recent release from Mélat. The Austin native underground R&B sensation represents a growing trend in Austin music; the Austin Hip-Hop/R&B scene is small, but gaining momentum quickly (learn about our new Hip-Hop show on KUTX here). Mélat’s smooth, controlled voice reminds us of everything we love about contemporary R&B, but with a certain honesty and sincerity not found in more mainstream artists. Couple her lilting melodies with the intriguing and dynamic beats that back her up, and we have a hard time understanding why she’s not headlining major festivals. A talent to watch, without a doubt. Mélat came by Studio 1A to show us some of her tunes, check her out below!
– James Parker