A Chat With Upcoming Indie Artist Melodic

Melodic was the name given by a fan to the R&B and pop artist who composed what many have said are some of the most remarkable melodies and intricate harmonies that the R&B and Pop genres have heard in many years.

The up and-coming artist Melodic had his first big break at age 18 when he wrote,arranged and recorded "So Stellar" for the star-studded motion picture, "Steppin'" starring Mo'Nique, Anthony Anderson and Wesley Jonathan.

In the last two years, Melodic has stepped to the forefront and taken center stage. Last summer, he released his breakout single "Pretty Faces!" Recently, a buzz cut called "Move" , a dance track, caught fire, catapulting him more than 30 places to the number one spot on ReverbNation.com, beating out artists from Philadelphia and New Jersey.

Though Melodic has already proven he can write a relevant song and whip his fans into a frenzy on and off stage, as an independent, he is still strategizing and building his brand so he can write his own ticket. AllHipHop.com.com spoke to the young singer/songwriter about his future.

AllHipHop.com: So I noticed as of this writing you are the number one R&B/Soul artist on Reverbnation in ur region which includes Philly, NJ,DE. That's a tough market and a lot of competition. How did you work your way to that point?

Melodic: It's taken years to be quite honest. It took the right songs, the right look, and the right team to help push me to new heights. It's definitely a tough market, and there are a lot of great artists out there doing their thing. I'm blessed, and always on my hustle. I think I'm quite deserving of this because I've worked very hard and I have great fans so far in my career. My fans really do love and support me.

AllHipHop.com: What are your biggest career accomplishments and most exiting moments?

Melodic: The first big career accomplishment was when I got the placement on the soundtrack to the motion picture "Steppin'". It was a crazy time in my life personally, and I hadn't yet come into my own as a brand. But I stuck in that situation and got a major placement! That's something no one can take away from me. The second would have to be performing at Delaware Teen Idol back in 2011. The response I got on stage, and the reception I received after the show from the fans was bananas! Like, literally I was mobbed. That feeling is so indescribable I think there's a picture floating around Facebook of it all, somewhere.


AllHipHop.com: Talk about your "Pretty Faces" single and video.

Melodic: Pretty Faces was such an organic experience. It's funny because the campaign is still going on, even with everything else we have lined up. The moment I got the instrumental from Ric & Thadeus (Producers of Pretty Faces), I was immediately inspired. They titled the beat "Pretty Faces" and so I decided to keep the title. It's just a record that is so honest and innocent, but raw all at the same time. The music video, which was shot over a course of 6 months by Fred Fistzgiles (Studeo 22) and Kevin "Killa Vision" Allen was most definitely no exception. We had a commercial run on 106th and Park and got airplay on some major stations on the East Coast. Overall, I'm pleased by the outcome and the reception from fans.

AllHipHop.com: What are your thoughts on the state of music and the industry today?

Melodic: I think the industry today is all about the "show me" state. In other words, numbers matter more so than ever before. Which is completely understandable. In this day and age the internet can virtually get you anything you can probably think of. This is why I'm so thankful for my management and my team because we understand and recognize that and we work really hard around it to make sure I'm still being heard. I plan on continuing to build my brand and make great music and put on bigger and greater shows. I feel I bring a lot to the table and hopefully can show and prove it.

AllHipHop.com: What are some of ur upcoming projects?

Melodic: I have a ton of things coming up. I just put out a new single titled "Move" which is totally free and can be downloaded via my SoundCloud or ReverbNation pages. I'm excited to see what this track can do. It's something very different then what fans are probably used to hearing from me, unless they copped my first mixtape "In Due Time". I also am putting together a regional tour. It's going to be really big! I don't want to give too much away, but it's going to be 100% live, and visually stimulating. Everyone can look out for my "Who is Phantom Inc.?" cross promotion as well. Fans will definitely love what I'm bringing this year!