Melotika is on the blog in celebration of International Women’s Day. She’s an indie pop artist from Montreal and currently based in Toronto.
There’s something about Melotika that reminds me of the female European students that I knew in college. They were all beautiful and extremely intelligent. However, they could drink anyone under the table. It’s called being well-rounded. Melotika strikes me as someone that likes having fun and also capable of participating in meaningful conversations.
I wanted to be like all of my European friends when I grew up. I still want to be like them. They are out there living their best life. I’m surprised that none of them became a secret agent. They could be I guess. It would still be a secret, right?!
So if you are a fan of smart, international women of mystery, then check out Melotika.
Melotika made the following comment about the “Don’t Believe (You Speak)” : My initial vision for the video was to captivate the meaning behind the song “Don’t Believe (You Speak)” visually as best as possible. During the pre-production of the video, we discussed the meaning and origin behind the song and dived into psychology and popular culture. “Don’t Believe (You Speak)” is about being in a toxic relationship and how the relationship failed due to false expectations and emotional abuse. The video was meant to have an actual story line with different characters portraying different roles of the relationship. The video was also made to empower the victim of this toxic, abusive relationship. The video was done to make light of the stereotypes created in Western Culture. It is meant to be fun, and at the same time shine light on dark topics such as stereotypes: what is masculinity, what is femininity?