The beautiful, talented and extremely underrated Melanie Fiona is the latest artist to visit Billboard’s studio for their “Candid Covers” live sessions. The Toronto songbird, who released her sophomore album, The MF Life, earlier this year, covered fellow Canadian Alanis Morisette’s 1996 classic “Ironic.”
“[Ironic] is just a great song that I think just really cut through in pop culture when I was a child,” explained Mel. “There was not a person in the world that didn’t know that song. No matter what type of music you listen to, no matter where you grew up, you know that song. I think that was a special song for me back then because it really made me pay attention to the art of storytelling.”
Mel also performed an acoustic version of “Wrong Side Of A Love Song,” the latest single from her new album. Watch below.
First off, let’s shout out Melanie Fiona’s management team for rolling out a helluva promo plan for her sophomore album. The two-Grammy winner recently performed an acoustic set for Rolling Stone. Backed by a guitar, showcased her pipes on new tracks “This Time,” “Wrong Side of a Love Song,” “Change the Record,” and “4 AM” from The MF Life, which was released this week.
The Canadian songbird also spoke on her Grammy-winning collaboration with Cee Lo, dream duets with Adele and Alicia Keys, and her friendship with Drake. “It’s a really great feeling and we’re really proud of each other,” she said of her fellow Canadian.
I don’t know who broke Melanie Fiona’s heart, but damn them to hell. The Grammy-nominated singer sings about heartbreak once again on “Wrong Side of a Love Song,” a new single from her oft-delayed sophomore album The MF Life, which arrives in stores May 8. Listen to the Motown-inspired cut below.