If Melanie Fiona‘s debut The Bridge detailed the series of unfortunate events that led up to the catastrophic end of a bad relationship, The MF Life, her sophomore effort, is the soundtrack that carries the listener through the wake of the post-breakup aftermath, and into the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
On the surface, the album has the potential to give off a relatively melancholy vibe, bolstered by a negative (but justified) stance on relationships. However, upon delving deeper, it’s clear that the project truly tells the story of a young woman’s long overdue venture in regaining knowledge of self, while relentlessly gripping the reigns of empowerment. Themes of self-assertion perpetually flow throughout each of the 13 (standard edition) tracks; signifying the growth that Fiona has experienced both as an artist, and more importantly, as a woman, in the three years since our last encounter with her artistry. Continue reading