Must Hear: Melody Thornton – ‘Lipstick & Guilt’

Every now and again, a song comes along and changes your entire perception of the act behind it.

Today that happened- and this time, it was with Melody Thornton.

Without further delay, get into her latest effort ‘Lipstick & Guilt‘ below…

Lifted from her new ‘P.O.Y.B.L‘ mixtape, ‘Guilt‘ is classic from top to bottom.

Thematically, she ventures on ground even the likes of GaGa would think twice before tackling, and vocally- she’s never sounded better, belting without ‘over singing’, showcasing the strength all too ignored during her days as a ‘Doll’.

Your thoughts?



  1. March 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    blairdevereaux says:

    depth….so important….love it
    follow me on twitter @blairdevereaux

  2. March 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    josh says:

    Honeeee! She is giving me Adeleand Christina Aguilera t’s. I’m getting my life with this one. definately downoading her mixtape.

  3. March 5, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    She sounds off key to my ear…
    Interesting song though.

  4. March 5, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    Dev says:

    Good but too Christina….

  5. March 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm
    ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) says:

    It’s great! I need a few more spins, though. I do appreciate the fact that it’s anything but generic 🙂

  6. March 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm
    Lax says:

    Wonderful! Talented, and she a Cutie…

  7. March 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    D.Strock says:

    I love her. I think she’s got real character to her voice, and I hope she finds some real success soon

  8. March 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Teacher says:

    Interesting song…I think I like her voice better than Nicole’s

  9. March 5, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    Sweetnothings78 says:

    Urrrrmmm love all of it from the beat to her voice, well styled song… Mixtape should shape up well…

  10. March 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm
    Poisonous says:

    Its great and not generic, but I still prefer Nicole.

  11. March 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    trucie says:

    The lyrics are tight. The beat of course gives it that extra punch. But she’s still missing that something. Maybe they should have given this track to Rita Ora. It’s a little too cheap for Christina but she would have ate this b****. LOL I was just talking about this girl too. Melody just ain’t got it to me.

  12. March 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm
    Emmi3 says:

    i bet she is singing about nicole :p

  13. March 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    JoArmy says:

    She is way better than nasally nichole! downloading this mixtape

  14. March 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    Teacher says:

    I’m lovin this song!

  15. March 5, 2012 at 9:09 pm
    Aunt Jackie says:

    I really love her and I love this, but she does sound a little off key too me–if she was on-key this would be the s***. She murdered ‘Love Gun’. If you spin this a few times it gets better. I hope she becomes a big star and she could. If someone gave her the right songs, a fresh sound (Like a Cee-Lo sound) and kept her from over-singing she’d smash.

    Nicole can’t sing that well to me.

  16. March 5, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    CH says:

    YES! Preach Rev. Thornton!

  17. March 5, 2012 at 11:48 pm
    Jordan says:

    I’m confused, I don’t hear anything off key. The beat is not very melody-inducing anyway besides the chorus.

    Anyway this was awesome. She has some pipes! Hope that she gets the marketing that she needs.

  18. March 6, 2012 at 12:03 am

    @ JORDAN
    Perhaps my sense of pitch is too tight for my own good
    I hear a lot of notes that deviate from ideal intonation
    It’s not OMG wildly off tune, it’s just some notes here and there are too loose intonation wise.

  19. March 6, 2012 at 2:22 am
    Vegas Girl says:

    I like the song.

  20. March 6, 2012 at 4:12 am
    @antertain says:

    yep defo hearing how Xtina influence her vocals

  21. March 6, 2012 at 10:42 am
    The_Glam_Guru says:

    Coming from a trained musical stand point. She is FARRRRR from off key. Secondly, her vocals are CRAZY on this track. Between the passion, Haunting and powerful delivery she is almost too much to take. Im so proud of her and I will be following her closely. Great job MEL!

  22. March 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    jesselopez says:

    give it mel, give it all!! gurl was sanging all over this track in a great way. nicole who??

  23. March 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm


    Any ny trained musician you mean what?
    Music theory, ear training and solfeggio, 5 years of voice lessons in classical singing, piano lessons, jazz ensemble, arrangement and composition, etc?

  24. March 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm


    And by trained musician you mean what?
    Music theory, ear training and solfeggio, 5 years of voice lessons in classical singing, piano lessons, jazz ensemble, arrangement and composition, etc?

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