Music lovers who have been searching for a bolt of inspiration may just have found it with the lyrical stylings of 21-year old Melinda Semple, who is blasting the airwaves into submission with her debut single, “Facts of Life”.
The reggae song extols the virtues of marijuana and tells a humorous story of how society often misjudges those who indulge in the smoking of cannabis. The theme of the song surprised her mother.
“I was baptized at 11 years old. I live with my mother and she was surprised that I was singing about marijuana,” she said, laughing.
Hailing from the picturesque Antigua and Barbuda, Melinda is a breath of fresh air.
She recorded a video of her singing “Thinking Out Loud”, which went viral all over the Caribbean. An opportunity came up to work with Billboard-charting producer Rohan Fuller who recorded and released her first single, “Facts of Life”.
“My community I believe is happy for me, that’s based on the comments I hear on the streets and on social media. This is a very exciting time for me,” she said.
There are plans to shoot visuals for the single soon.
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