Who is Mélat?
Native Austinite, Mélat is the eclectic soul of modern RNB. The Ethiopian-American songstress transcends language and culture to tell a story that is both challenging and inspiring, crafted from her very own life experiences. Her music is a pure and honest reflection of her soul, with songs written and sung in both English and her native tongue of Amharic. From love, lust, and success to failure, struggle, and heartache, Mélat sings of what it means to be a human simply longing to “be”.
Born in Austin and a graduate of both Cedar Park High School and the University of Texas at Austin, Mélat (May-laht) has been making waves in the music scene since she began releasing music in 2014. The past year brought many incredible opportunities for the singer including the release of new music (album “MéVen” and single “The Now (feat. Jansport J)”), performances at SXSW and ACL Fest, and the official proclamation of Mélat Day by the City of Austin on December 14th followed by a charity dinner that benefitted American Gateways.
Her latest project, “Move Me II: The Present”, is another collaboration with Californian beatmaker Jansport J and will be released on Friday, February 9. Click here to preorder the album. She was also recently named KUTX’s Artist of the Month. You can catch her performing Live at Studio 1A on February 9.
We’re so excited to have Mélat as our February 2018 Artist of the Month and celebrate her new release during Love Austin Music Month. Take a listen below and follow her on Facebook HERE, Twitter HERE, and Instagram HERE or visit her website HERE.