Written by: Charlie Nudelman (@DJChuckDirty)
MfnMelo’s debut album MeloDramatics is here and it’s an all-encompassing introduction that displays the Pivot Gang member’s rhythmic, melodic, and lyrical command. The 11- track album features syncopated wordplay over bouncy instrumentals swelling with an airy array of layered beats from Saba, Phoelix, Cory Grindberg, SqueakPIVOT, DaeDaePIVOT, Pucho and Flex Lennon.
The album is a commanding one, with MfnMelo consistently asserting his personal sound throughout the project. It’s filled with elongated hooks that blend seamlessly with confident verses asserting a sense of self belief and pride. Although Melo rightfully beats his chest through much of the project, displaying his lyrical and rhythmic control, he also provides reflective glances into his experiences and psyche.
Features on this album include a range of Chicago talent like Saba, Femdot, Jacob Denzel, Anthony Pavel and the late DinnerWithJohn. This collection of features provides listeners with attention grabbing departures from the gravelly, baritone vocal quality that Mfn provides.
Overall, the debut of MeloDramatics provides a layered but steady bounciness that will serve as the perfect soundtrack to bump as summer turns to fall and beyond. Take a listen below: