Good news for you Melinda Doolittle fans! She’s set to release her debut album titled, Coming Back to You on Hi-Fi Recordings in January 09. Produced by Grammy-nominated producer Mike Mangini (Joss Stone, Run DMC, The Jonas Brothers), Coming Back to You was recorded with a team of live musicians in Nashville and New York City.
The first single, “It’s Your Love” will be released to radio in October.
“I’m so excited to be using live instruments and to be singing music that really paints a picture, said Melinda. …I knew my task was to just go in the studio and be me and the music would take care of the rest.”
…Melinda is a hugely talented vocalist and performer, and we are honored to be the home of her debut album, commented Hi Fi Recordings Chairman/CEO John Hecker. John Titta, President/COO of Hi Fi Recordings, also noted, …Melinda album is one of the most exciting that weve heard in years ‘ a throwback to the classic soul albums of the 70 with a modern twist that will undoubtedly capture the ear of today music fan. We cant wait for everyone to hear what she can do.
The press release promises that the 13 cuts on Coming Back to You will be an eclectic mix:
From the first horn blasts of …Declaration of Love, listeners will feel a driving pulse and unstoppable energy that is reminiscent of Tina Turner iconic hits, while …Coming Back to You and …Wonderful feature Melinda silky voice wrapped around the smooth, sleek sounds of classic R&B. Melinda commands the emotional storytelling and funky delivery of the blues in …Dust My Broom and …Walkin Blues, and her impeccably artful and expressive voice has never been more on display than on the beautifully lush ballad …Ill Never Stop Loving You and the stripped down jazzy melody of …Wonder Why.
Melinda seems like the perfect candidate for the Smooth Jazz and Adult Contemporary radio formats. She’s never going to be a pop star, but she could have a decent career in the AC niche, where she fits very well.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to Melinda’s new album?