Video Interview: Melanie Fiona- Cold Piece
“I Feel Like Big Sean!” exclaims Melanie Fiona as she stands draped in a snow-white faux mink coat, with both fists raised towards the ceiling like a boxer who just received a decision. On this day in particular, Fiona’s ring is the breath taking Minus 5 Ice Bar in Midtown, Manhattan and she’ll be sparring in 23-degree weather, jabbing camera lenses with charismatic poses. “Canadians are made for this,” quips Fiona confidently when warned of the effects of the lingering cold. Melanie is intent on representing her Toronto origins, and she brought her own maple leaf stamped black skully (or “toque” as they say above the border) for the world to see.
Melanie Fiona’s persona is a direct contrast from the content of her Grammy Award winning body of work. Nominated songs such as It Kills Me and Wrong Side of a Love Song bare vulnerability and heartbreak but Fiona’s presence today is as innocent and fun going as a child in a candy store. Even greater than her golden voice, and emotive songwriting may be Melanie’s ability to channel such great emotion each time she steps to a microphone.
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