Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My Name is Melanie Durrant and I’m a singer /songwriter from Toronto Canada.

How did you get into music?

I became interested in music right away as a child because it was always playing in my
home and I noticed how good it felt to listen and dance to it. My mother has been a huge
influence on me because she is a singer also and always has been.

How would you describe your musical style?

My musical style is difficult to describe because I love all good music and I’m influenced by
many genres. I’d like to think there is a bit of everything in my music but to be realistic I’d say, Soul, Jazz, R&B, and Hip-Hop are the front runners.

What can you tell us about your latest single, “Listen”?’

Listen is about the end of an emotionally abusive relationship. I’d like to bring awareness to
this topic because I’ve seen it and lived it so many times. Someone is entitled to have a bad day or moment but what they are not entitled to is to be tearing down another person because of their own issues.

What can audiences expect from your upcoming album, “Where I’m At”?

I’d like to think the audience can expect honesty, growth as an artist (on my part), and stories they can relate to.

How have you evolved as an artist since your first JUNO nomination in 2013?

I feel like I’ve become a better writer and learned to operate my instrument (voice) better than ever before. I mean it didn’t come with instructions lol so through trial and error, here I am today still growing, learning, and becoming better every day.

How has COVID-19 affected your career?

Melanie Durant
Photo credit: Robin Waters

Covid -19 really sucks!!! One of the first rules they made was “No Singing.” I was shocked
and upset but what could I do? No work for over a year now has me in serious withdrawal.
Performing in front of an audience is euphoric and addictive once you get the bug. There is
nothing else in the world like connecting with other people and sharing the same energy and space.

What advice would you have for aspiring singers/songwriters?

The advice I would give to new aspiring artists would be don’t ever give up on your dreams. You will hear the word “no” many times and it doesn’t feel good but that doesn’t mean there won’t be a “yes” somewhere down the road.

What’s your life like outside of music?

My life outside of music is right back into music! I do a show with my mother called ‘Simply
The Best’ where we do a tribute to the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, Tina Turner just to touch the tip of the iceberg. We have many shows that we do at casinos and corporate parties. Too much to note here. lol

Let the readers know where to find you online.

  • Website: www.melaniedurrant.com
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/melaniedurrantInstagram: www.instagram.com/melaniedurrant
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/Melanie-Durrantmusic
  • YouTube: www.youtube.com/Melochew2

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