Thursday, March 15, 2012


After keeping her fans patiently waiting, Melody Thornton embarks on her solo career with the release of her debut mixtape P.O.Y.B.L (Piss On Your Black List). The former Pussycat Doll reveals her battles in love, music, and faith on the free release, which incorporates instrumentals from the ’60s and ’70s.

In addition to the single “Sweet Vendetta” and remake of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild” (“Lipstick&Guilt”), the 10 tracks consist of five remakes and four originals all written by Melody.

The “soul-pop” offering includes production from Andre Harris (“Smoking Gun”), Church and State (“Sweet Vendetta”), Mark Vinten (“Intro”), and Melody on the self-produced “Hit the Ground Runnin’,” plus a duet with Bobby Newberry on the La Roux cover “Bulletproof.”

“Piss On Your Black List has nothing to do with being a rebel or fighting against anything. It has everything to do with fighting for myself,” said Melody. “It’s clever with attitude. It’s kind of funny and gets a strong reaction; all things that, at times, describe my art.”

Stream/download P.O.Y.B.L below.


  1. OMG! W.H.A.T?!!!! SO GOOOOOOOOD!!!

    REALLY SO AMAZIN!!! Love your power @MelodyThornton!!!

  2. Hitting the ground is simply BREATH-TAKING. For some odd reason, I get the feeling a lot of these songs were written with Nicole in mind.

  3. This is AMAZING!!!!!! She’s in her own lane Soul/Pop!

    The one that got away is sick!Her vocal runs make me smile :)Should be made into a vid!
    Will be jammin to this mixtape allday :D

    New music is getting me hyped!
    Melody Thornton/Teyana Taylor/Elle Varner/Dawn Richard/Leah Labelle and Miguel’s mixtape’s are really sick! LOVE IT!

    Thanks for all of this!

  4. Bulletproff cover gave me goosebumps…
    I also like Lipstick&Guilt and The Ground Runnin. Pluse I also enjoy Crazy Mixed Girl part..

  5. This is more than amazing. In todays business where richkids buy success with their mum and dads money we need someone who is young but has seen ups and downs. we need survivors in this business to look up to.
    vacolas are distinctive and strong, 60ies and Motown references work fantastically well with her voice, she has content and sassyness…If she manages to bring sophistication to the visuals she is a done deal.
    I truely am impressed.
    really well done!
    Even Showgirls sing the blues!

  6. i see we all agree on hit the ground running to be the only outstanding track,the rest are common.i liked bulletproof,and the intro a little bit


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...