My name is Melanie and I am the lead singer/bandleader of Diana Is Calling, a funk/pop fusion band I started with my fellow colleagues from The University of The Arts in Philadelpia.

Where are you based?
Philadelphia, PA

How long have you been making music?
3 years

What genre would you consider your music to be?

What inspired you to pursue a career in music?
I have always wanted to be a musician. I have been performing since I was a kid but I watched my parents struggle with my dad being in the arts and I was too afraid to go for it until I really struggled with my mental health in college and realized life is too short to not go for what you want.

What are your biggest musical influences?
The Fugees, the Beatles, Billy Joel, jazz artists

Are you signed to a label or are you an independent artist?
Independent artist

What have been the biggest challenges in your music career?
Financial support and having to quit jobs to dedicate more time and the pandemic lol

How many songs or albums have you released to date?
1 single, another single out next week, album out in May

Can you tell us a few things about your latest release?
It was a song I wrote about getting out of relationships that are extremely toxic. My newest single is about struggling with mental health; loving someone else so much but not being able to love yourself

Any plans for new music or upcoming projects we should know about?
A new single, “never love” next week and EP in May


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