When she’s born in Hackney, raised in the same Bray Tower that Goldie was, and lists soul heavyweights Lauryn Hill, Sade and Pasty Cline as influences – you know Melisa Whiskey is going to pack with a punch. First being introduced to Gospel music when enrolling at her local church, Whiskey has signed her first publishing deal (without having a record released), at just 24. Now at 26, she’s ready for her powerful vocals to meet the world.
“‘Sweetest Cake’ is all about feeling good about yourself, reminding yourself of how fly you are regardless of what anything or anyone may want you to feel. I’d just split up with my ex and he was calling me all the time and I was feeling myself, lol,” she says of her latest release from forthcoming E.P., “Moon & The Sky”. With a menacing baseline and vocals to match, Whiskey’s new track is a welcome addition to the British Soul and R&B scene.