Melissa Polinar on new music and touring with India.Arie

Fil-Am singer-songwriter Melissa Polinar is about to hit the road with one of her childhood idols.

With online platforms like YouTube, Melissa Polinar has been one of the most popular Filipino American musicians for over a decade.

She continues to wow crowds everywhere she performs, and recently she’s been taking her time to produce new music.

“It’s been like a slow process, I’m slowly writing new material — we’re taking it a day at a time but I don’t have a new project set yet.”

Instead of new projects, she’ll be busy the next few months hitting the road with singer-songwriter India.Arie for 5 shows.

“I’m so excited, she personally asked for me to open so that really meant a lot. And I’m looking forward to it, I’m doing Texas shows and a few in the midwest. Just doing my guitar and myself.”

She’ll continue her trip in June with Morgan James and in July shes hitting the stage with a couple of familiar Fil-Am singers Jeremy Passion and Gabe Bondoc.

“Totally different vibe, because it’s a different market… India.Arie; I’ve listened to her since I was a kid so there’s an idol kind of dynamic there even though she’s been friend of mine throughout the years. For Jeremy and Gabe, they’re like my brothers, so the dynamic is definitely but all fun, and the experience is definitely varied in terms of the interaction. I’m looking forward to India performing her new stuff and old music.

For an artist like Melissa, balancing her career with writing and producing with performing on stage has been key, and for now, her fans can soon enjoy her again live, as she sets on a busy concert tour, still as one of the brightest Pinay singers in the US.

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