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Meet Karin Melón: Norwegian-Filipino Multi-instrumentalist, Producer and Rapper

Meet Karin Melón: Norwegian-Filipino Multi-instrumentalist, Producer and Rapper


Mynila Team July 26, 2019 Music & Culture

Karin Melón says “I Said Yes” to the love of her life with the first single from her debut album «Ups & Downs».

Norwegian-Filipino multi-instrumentalist and rapper Karin Melón, gets personal about the love of her life. With latin piano rhythms, Karin expresses her love with sing-along lyrics and a feelgood vibe. While this single is from her debut album she has previously released the provocative collaboration “Sug meg (Suck Me)” (2015) featuring 5 other female hiphop artists.

Last year she released “Serious” (2017), with a summer vibe that marked the first release towards her new musical direction inspired by gospel, soul and Filipino music. She is a known figure in the Norwegian hiphop community and had a cameo in the NRK documentary “Takin Ova – The History of Norwegian Hiphop” (2017) and an interview in the Norwegian book “New Hiphop heads” (2018) from well known music author Øyvind Holen.

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Karin Melón is an independent rapper, producer and multi-instrumentalist. “Ups & Downs” is an autobiographic debut album with 9 tracks with a release date of March 6th 2020. It tells the story of Melón’s experiences as a only child, with a Filipino mother and an absent father in a foreign country. According to Karin the subjects in her album took her on a journey of feelings through love, anxiety, loneliness, feeling outside and the eternal chase for happiness.

“You know I speak my mind. No matter what. I know you still love me. Even if I’m complaining. Even if I’m frustrating. Even if I get grumpy. I know. No matter what. You will still love me! “ – Karin Melón

“I Said Yes” is released on July 12th with “You Try” following up on August 23rd.