From the birthplace of neo-soul and break out acts such as Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Boyz II Men and Teddy Pendergrass comes Mel Alston Jr with his critically acclaimed debut single Dreamer. The Philly native displays his vocal ability in the hit single while still relying on his soul roots.
With motivational lyrics such as “They say I’m lost cause I’m a dreamer/ but my vision extends beyond the future/ everything I want is in my reach/ but I need someone to come and dream with me”, ‘Dreamer’ is a record of determination and has been compared to other motivational records such as R. Kelly’s ‘I Believe I Can Fly’.
Mel Alston Jr is a male indie singer/songwriter from Philadelphia. His music is an alternative mixture of Soul, Rock & R&B. He released His First mixtape, Waking Up # Vol#1, in 2010. Mel sang as a child and played several instruments including Piano, trumpet and trombone. He attended Howard University where he played trumpet for the “Showtime Marching Band”. After finishing college, he began to act and sing in local plays, which created an interest by his peers in a solo career. Along with J Forbes and several others, “Da Circle Entertainment Group” was created to positively influence and network with local artist in Philly. Mel began to work with several writers and producers including Willie Stone, Terrence Anderson & Ric & Pres. Currently unsigned, Mel plans to break boundaries with a new raw sound influenced by Rock & R&B. Dreamer is the first single off of Mel’s upcoming untitled EP.
LINK: “Dreamer” – http://www.soundcloud.com/bynumagency/dreamer