Rachel Assil’s Official Album Release with Melody Thornton, Tha Boogie, Timothy Bloom, DJ Warrior & Dezi Paige & Irene Diaz

Recording artist, Rachel Assil, will celebrate the release of her debut album, Rachel Assil: The Opus Unplugged, with an evening at the Roxy Theatre. On August 30th, these artists will share the stage in a big night of music.

The evening—a black & white attire affair—will feature guest performances by Grammy award winning, Timothy Bloom and Raphael Saadiq’s protégés, duo Tha Boogie. Also performing will be Dezi Paige, Irene Diaz, and special guest, Melody Thornton—who will be joining Assil on select songs.

Timothy Bloom Grammy award winner has written and produced songs for Chris Brown, NeYo, and many others. Tha Boogie just recently opened for Raphael Saadiq on his European tour, hit SXSW while their single Keepsake received radio love from KCRW and others. Worldwide success DJ Warrior has had countless features from NY Times, LA Times, to Jay Leno and MTV. And our very special guest, international pop star Melody Thornton [formally of the group] The Pussycat Dolls has just released her critically acclaimed mixtape ‘P.O.Y.B.L’ and has recently confirmed the title of her debut album. ‘Hit The Ground Running’ to be released later this year.

The Opus Unplugged, recorded by Jason Patterson at the Palms Studio X in Las Vegas, features soulful records dedicated to an array of matters ranging from life and love to betrayal and deceit. Encompassing some of the most sincere qualities that a storyteller can possess, it has repeatedly been described as “raw” by industry heavyweights.

“Smokey. Bone-chilling from the soul. Leon Russell, Julie London, and Carole King have been remixed and reborn in Rachel Assil,” said Marshall Tarley of ASCAP.

“Truth, passion, soul, joy, pain, honesty, conviction, drive, determination,” says Grammy award winning producer and songwriter, Justin “Just Blaze” Smith, “Rachel Assil embodies all of these things in her music.”

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Assil may be one of the industry’s best kept secrets, but she is no stranger. Her musical accolades are plentiful. She has opened for Anthony Hamilton, and has performed before major figures in the entertainment circuit including Denzel Washington, Diane Warren, and Linda Perry. She’s written with artists such as Sandy Vee, REO, AR Rahman, DQ of The Writing Camp, Harold Lilly, Blac Elvis, Nate Walka, Stacy Barthe, and Timothy Bloom, even scoring her first international placement with Toby Gad. Additionally, Assil was signed to international recording artist, producer & songwriter Akon.

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Melody Thornton x Bobby Newberry Are “Bulletproof” (Official Video)

Melody Thornton and Bobby Newberry conspired some serious dopeness for the unique cover of La Roux’s “Bulletproof”, a track from Melody’s Piss On Your Black List mixtape. The video, directed by Don Tyler, is set in Black and White, looks like a page ripped out of a fashion magazine until someone snaps.

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Saturday Tuneage: Melody Thornton’s Piss On Your Black List (P.O.Y.B.L.) Mixtape

We are really becoming fans of Melody Thornton, after listening to her mixtape, Piss On Your Black List (P.O.Y.B.L.). The former Pussycat Doll boldly gives her perspective on her life, love and the music industry. She really shines in tracks like, “Lipstick & Guilt“, “Smoking Gun” (video is below), “Bulletproof” and “Hit The Ground Runnin’.

Melody collaborated with duo Hyperballad (Dano Cerny and Marielle Tepper) to execute the classic pulp film look in the “Smoking Gun” visual. She stated,”Smoking Gun is one of the four original songs on my mixtape P.O.Y.B.L.(Piss On Your Black List) It’s always fun to play dress up and for this video I took inspiration from the tortured Mob Wives in the notorious movie “GoodFellas.” Working with talent like Hyperballad and George Su was such a pleasure and I look forward to making more magic in the near future.”

Download her new mixtape, P.O.Y.B.L. at