Industry stakeholders who have previewed the album prior to release, join fans in their high anticipation, knowing that production has come from celebrated and Grammy award winning producer Dave Kelly, as well as Donovan Germaine of Penthouse Records, Lynford ‘Fatta’ Marshall and Skatta Burrell. Artistic support comes via toasting veteran U Roy, industry veteran Lymie Murray, Dancehall siren Stacious and Melody’s home group and family, L.U.S.T.
In November VIBE Magazine writer Rob Kenner came across "Collide" the lead single from the album, and was quoted as saying "Welcome back Mr. Melody. We’ve been missing you. And what better way to come back than with a world-class video and one of those songs that touch the heart deeply." Billboard Magazine’s Patricia Meschino, echoes that sentiment saying "One listen to They Call Me Mr. Melody reaffirms Singing Melody as one of the finest singers to emerge from Jamaica, an island overcrowded with extraordinary vocal talents." Representing European tastes, Ellen Koehlings, Editor of Riddim Magazine in Germany notes "Singing Melody's album will definitely be appreciated by any serious Reggae lover".
Donovan Williams of VP Records spoke openly about the company's working with such a remarked Reggae ambassador. "Singing Melody continues to amaze us with his creativity and insights as to how quality music needs to sound. He hasn't let us down over all these years and his production standards are as perfect as ever with this new album".
In September, Singing Melody released his lead single "Collide" which is a cover of Howie Day's 2004 hit. The song has successfully climbed several charts in the UK, Canada, the US and the Caribbean. In October (2011), Mr. Melody was also featured on the popular Windows Media Guide website where Melody was listed as a World Class Reggae singer, along with Britney Spears, Lenny Kravitz and Kenney Chesney.
With the album showcasing a more diverse selection of songs which include "Ta-Da," "Leaders Of The World," "Smile," and "Must Be The Girl," Melody’s confidence and readiness for the future is now more evident than ever. “Time Wasted” is the follow up single to “Collide,” and has been released to radio DJ’s who have given positive feedback!
Fans can buy the album at www.VPReggae.com
About Singing Melody:
With his career as an international reggae recording artist span¬ning over 20 years, Singing Melody is no doubt in a musical class of his own. Since exploding on the local scene back in the early 90’s Melody’s sheer sophistication and diligence has earned him an illustrious portfolio of achievements ranging from chart topping singles to numerous award credits. A confident and engaging performer Melody offers up a dose of entertainment for both the eyes and ears.