- 15 Jun 21
Melina's first single of 2021 is a prelude to the Dubliner's eagerly-awaited debut project.
'No Better Place' is the new single released by Dublin-based R&B singer Melina Malone today, accompanied by the video - which Hot Press are only delighted to premiere.
Featuring Melina's trademark soulful vocals accompanied by lo-fi relaxed beats, 'No Better Place' takes the listener on a journey of hometown pride and the blissful joy of childhood and growing up.
'No Better Place' is the first single to be released by Melina Malone this year, following 2020 tracks ‘Realize’ and ‘Ti En Afto’. The track is a prelude to Melina’s highly-anticipated debut project, which will be announced in late 2021.
The video is an emotive celebration of Dublin City and Melina’s own childhood via heart-warming home videos interspersed with footage of Dublin through the years, featuring some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
Co-produced by Melina's long-time writing partner Steven McCann (aka RVSTLESS), the track features a relaxed and mesmerising melody line woven into the song's ambient production elements.
Melina’s inimitable vocals and lyrical prowess takes centre stage, boasting a modern and emotionally mature writing style that captures the essence of what it means to be proud of your home.
Born and raised in Dublin City Centre's Charlemont Street Flats, Melina has been heavily influenced by Dublin city. ‘No Better Place’ is a celebration of the many memories created within the county’s borders. Speaking about the track, Melina called 'No Better Place' "a homage to home, whatever that may mean to you".
"During the uncertainty of the pandemic, people all around the world were suddenly forced to adapt to their surroundings and retreat," she added.
"For me, although it was an incredibly difficult time, I found myself being filled with gratitude and appreciation for my family, my city and place of belonging. Home is so much more than a geographical location. It can be a feeling, an embrace, a refuge, the centre of who we are; Most importantly, it can be whatever you want it to be."
"Whether you’re watching friends take the leap and leave Ireland, or you yourself are unable to travel home due to restrictions, I hope that 'No Better Place' can provide solace for you".
‘No Better Place’ is available to listen to now on Spotify, iTunes and all other streaming platforms. Check out the video below: