Melanie Fiona has a cult following that I’m not quite a part of… yet. I liked one of her more recent singles, 4 a.m. (also off of her album The MF Life), and It Kills Me was pretty insane, but I haven’t quite fallen in lurve. This time though, she’s reeling me back in with the eye and ear-candy that is J. Cole, and I’m kinda feelin it. The R&B track (called ‘This Time’) is backed with a hip-hop beat (slightly reminiscent of an early Swizz Beatz sound but actually produced by one of Kanye and Jay-Z’s favorites, No I.D.). Peep the video inside. Oh and did I mention that J. Cole is in it? Oh, well, J. Cole is in it. J. Cole. Inside.
Melanie Fiona feat. J. Cole: This Time
Ok, yes, Melanie is doing good, fun things here. LOVE those shades! I’d love to hear what you guys think about this track and her music in general. Truth is, I’m not a huuuuge R&B fan anymore, but I kind of miss it sometimes and would love to get back in there! Melanie might be the one to lure me away from my never-ending Rap Theory research.
Overall, I thought the video was sweet, and kind of clever (the theme of time, etc.). Strangely enough, I wanted her to have more chemistry with J. Cole, which is weird seeing as how he’s kinda my boyfriend (my fantasy rap boyfriend, that is). There was so much emotional distance between the two artists, the love song didn’t feel completely authentic, at least not with the visual of those two at work. I guess they were a bit too buddy-buddy for my liking. Still, this is a good song and I’m looking forward to more from Ms. M. Fiona. Check below for a behind-the-scenes clip of the video and peep the gallery for more of Melanie’s music.
Melanie fans, stand up! What did you think of ya girl?
Melanie Fiona & J. Cole: Behind The Scenes of ‘This Time’