Melinda Doolittle’s Coming Back To You

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Melinda Doolittle, 2nd runner-up of the American Idol Season 6 (where Jordin Sparks won), has released her first post-Idol single It’s Your Love. This is the first cut from the soon-to-be-released debut album Coming Back To You (HiFi Recordings or MPCA?) that will hit stores on February 3, 2009.

Most probably having the best vocals in the Idol history, Melinda always tried to give soul to each song she sung on the Idol stage. Her soulful renditions and versatility in singing will now be heard once again with her upcoming album. To give you an overview, Melinda has this to tell about her album:

“I approached every session with this sense of joy and felt as if we were doing them live,” says Melinda. Enjoying the creative environment fostered by the imprint’s founder, John Hecker, incredibly, she laid down 9 songs in the first 5 days of recording.

“So many of these songs evoke strong memories. Mike [Mangini] and I had a feel for every song. I also wanted to embellish them with a sense of where I’m at now. I wanted to capture that storytelling feel – over – for music I grew up on but also convey that sense of timelessness which inspired me to step up to the material in the first place.”

“The songs are so powerful because they bring you back to a time when a singer wasn’t afraid to inhabit the song emotionally,” she says. “One of the things I love about the retro-soul movement is the then-and-now relationship between the eras. The songs create these universal moods that are layered with this very present kind of signature feel.”

Track listing:

1. Fundamental Things
2. It’s Your Love
3. Coming Back To You
3. Declaration of Love
4. The Best of Everything
5. Wonderful
6. Dust My Broom
7. I’ll Never Stop Loving You
8. I Will Be
9. If I’m Not In Love
10. Walkin’ Blues
11. We Will Find A Way
13. Wonder Why

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9 thoughts on “Melinda Doolittle’s Coming Back To You

  1. @south park…yeah, long overdue na nga…she’s one of my favorite too..

    @ a louie…hahahaha well, sabi ko nga nung una kong makita yung cover ng single…motown na motown at very diana ross…i didn’t think na merong kahawig nga LOL i think di naman ginaya yun…coincidence lang ang color

    but the songs I think are beautiful…let’s wait for the whole album to come out on feb 9, 2009 hehe

  2. ngek! ang tagal naman. february pa?

    hmmm album release? birthday ni a_louie?

    yan ang theme natin sa party mo!!!

    the melinda doolittle party!!!!

  3. Melinda Doolittle's Debut Album Coming Back to You Drops 2/3/2009. It promises to be an eclectic mix of blues, classic R&B and jazz. The first single, “It’s Your Love” is available for purchase on iTunes. You can pre-order the entire album at http://www. MelindaDoolittle. com and some of the proceeds will go to Malaria No More.

    Keep updated about Melinda's career at http://www. melindasbackups. com which is a web site owned by Melinda Doolittle. Melinda’s Backups™ is a non-profit supportive association inspired by Melinda and authorized by her to operate this web site on behalf of her fans.

    I am one of her backups (fans) and can truly say that not only is Melinda hugely talented but she is also exceptionally kind and gracious.

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