The Big Picture
         The Big Picture is the second single off Alston’s album “Movie Muzik: A Cinema For the Blind”. A heart felt ode to the loss of a love once shared, the Smooth vocals hung by Alston’s astonishing range draws the listener into the record, as well a fantastic song progression and catchy, head-bobbing chorus embodies his emotional cry and continues his fusion of a new raw sound influenced by Rock & R&B.
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Mel Alston Jr.Mel sang as a child and played several instruments including Piano, trumpet and trombone. He attended Howard University where he played trumpet for the “Showtime Marching Band”. After finishing college, he began to act and sing in local plays, which created an interest by his peers in a singing career. Mel began to work with several writers and producers including Willie Stone, Terrence Anderson & Ric & Press to break boundaries with a new raw sound influenced by Rock & R&B bringing a blend of classic soul melody with modern rock rhythms. Mel has opened for artist from Kindred & The Family Soul to Jay Sean & Nelly to name a few. Alston encaptures his audience in a dream of passion and the true meaninig of love.
Movie Muzik: A Cinema For The Blind
Just how good is Mel Alston Jr.’s Movie Muzik: A Cinema For The Blind?
It’s the combination of many things gone right: mainly fresh sounds, crisp production, and fantastic vocals. This is the work of an artist who isn’t known enough that knows he should be known more. Lending a skilled ear to fantastic song crafting, creating tracks that meld R&B with elements of rock in perfect harmony, and backed by the skillful producing hand of Willie Stone, Mel Alston Jr. is perhaps overdue for major success; this album one deservedly puts him over the top. A seductive collection of R&B melodies acompanied by the soulful sound of Alston’s voice embodies what can only be described as Philly Soul. Movie Muzik debuts a new raw sound that catapults Mel Alston all the way into the tier of today’s elite R&B gentlemen, Usher, Miguel, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo, and now Mel Alston Jr. would make quite an amazing playlist of R&B music. Movie Muzik: A Cinema For The Blind is an R&B record that heralds the coming of something pure, raw, and talented. Approach the stargate and step into a steller world of extacy.