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Ethiopian R&B Singer Mélat’s Dreamlike Video For 'Twenty Ten'

Ethiopian R&B singer Mélat shares the music video for "Twenty Ten," off her latest EP 'It Happens So Fast,' produced by Pha the Phenom.


Mélat delivers enchanting vocals and sensual R&B vibes in her latest song and video “Twenty Ten.” The track, produced by Pha The Phenom, features hauntingly melodic vocal samples atop bass-filled instrumentation.

“I lost all sense of time the summer of twenty ten. That's the year I really met him. It was unlike anything I had ever felt. Surreal. It just didn't feel like real life,” reads the video’s YouTube description. The 5-minute visual reflects this dreamlike aura, as Mélat unwinds in a hazily-lit room while a digital clock flashes in and out of the frame.

The video is the Ethiopian singer’s second from her It Happens So Fast EP, watch the clip for “Twenty Ten” below and revisit our interview with Mélat.

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