And slowly but surely, when people began saying Melanie Amaro’s name, it was greeted not by an enthusiastic “Oh! That girl with the massive vocals who won The X Factor!” but rather, the dreaded “Who?” Melanie Amaro, X Factor champ/once-in-a-lifetime-vocalist/girl-who-sang-with-Beyonce-on-stage, reduced to a “Who?” Bummer city. But hark! There’s hope on the horizon.
Amaro’s got a new tune that dropped today, and she’s even going to promote it! The song in question is called “Long Distance,” and it’s a big midtempo dance number with a lot of strings and a monster chorus; it wouldn’t sound out of place on Leona Lewis‘ underrated last album Glassheart. And it’s pretty good!
As for promo, she’s set to perform the track on The X Factor tomorrow (December 6), which should be a good reminder that, y’know, Melanie Amaro is still happening. Remind yourself why by listening to “Long Distance” below.