In the tapestry of music, Melina Hazewood’s latest creation, “Powerful,” emerges as a vibrant thread woven with the resilience and strength inspired by the women who have left an indelible mark on her journey. Released on March 8th, 2023, when Melina was just 15, this single is a testament to her innate musical prowess. “Powerful” transcends the conventional boundaries of age, resonating with a wisdom that belies Melina’s youthful years. As a child prodigy, Melina graced the stage before even taking her first breath, and now, at 16, she continues to carve her musical path, carrying forward a family legacy steeped in melodic brilliance.
While comparisons to Adele abound, Melina’s influences are a rich tapestry that stretches beyond contemporary icons. Delving into the sounds of 70s French pop, with echoes of Joe Dassin and Charles Aznavour, she also draws inspiration from The Beatles, Liza Minelli, and the timeless charm of Disney melodies. However, what sets “Powerful” apart is its profound connection to the women who have fueled Melina’s creative spirit. In Melina’s own words, “Powerful” isn’t a song pitting women against men but a harmonious call for equality. It reverberates with a universal message, reminding women of their worth and uniqueness. The song doesn’t overshadow men but encourages them to discover their own inner strength.
The music video, unveiled on March 18th, complements the song’s empowering narrative. Shot in timeless black and white, the visual journey unfolds in the Luxembourg Gardens of Paris, where Melina’s voice becomes a guiding force amid the regal presence of the Queens of France. Melina Hazewood, born to a French mother and English father, bridges influences from both cultures, promising a musical journey that transcends borders. Having triumphed at The Golden Voices International Singing Contest in Cannes, winning accolades for Best Singer-Songwriter and Coup de Coeur du Jury, Melina’s trajectory is poised to extend its reach across the UK in the coming year. “Powerful” is not just a song; it’s a lyrical testament to feminine strength, a timeless anthem that invites listeners to revel in the harmonious celebration of equality and capability. Melina Hazewood’s musical legacy continues to unfold, and “Powerful” stands as a compelling chapter in her evolving narrative.