20 December, 2019 – Chicago, IL – Mell, a talented singer and songwriter of Christian hip hop and positive music from Chicago’s Humboldt Park community, has announced the release of a new single, “Gunfire,” on January 7, 2020, with producer Juicebangers.
“Gunfire,” a song about Mell’s background and life growing up in the Humboldt Park community of Chicago, brings awareness to Mell’s turbulent upbringing in a family home prone to violence while she lived with her mother, who worked and struggled to care for Mell and her three siblings. Abused at the hands of her stepfather, who died of gun violence in 2000, “Gunfire” offers an important reminder to listeners to live in peace and harmony to reduce violence and spread love instead of hate.
“I hope this single can open our eyes and choose to be better people by spreading love,” commented Mell. “This message is important to me and society, and something everyone needs a constant reminder of.”
Mell’s latest project, “Cursed,” is an EP now available on all major platforms. “Cursed,” tells of the time when Mell decided to ignore God’s voice and live her life the way she wanted to, making actions based on her emotions which led her to destroy the main people she loved and cared for. This caused one bad storm to another, and instead of going to God, Mell went to drinking and smoking weed. The entire EP captures her journey and resonates with listeners around the world.
“In that season in my life I actually felt Cursed,” remarked Mell. “I was so ashamed of the actions that I made and embarrassed to go back to God. Eventually, I did, even though I messed up. God accepted me as who I was and has held me through the storm that I have created myself.”