Fine Tuned

Watch YNW Melly Perform “Murder On My Mind” With an Electric Guitar

By Donna-Claire Chesman on January 17, 2019

Welcome to Fine Tuned with Audiomack, featuring YNW Melly.

You didn’t know you wanted this, but Audiomack knew. Welcome to Fine Tuned with Audiomack, the video series where we get your favorite artist and hook them up with a guitarist, and watch sparks fly as they perform creative renditions of their hits. This time, we’ve got young rising star YNW Melly performing his breakout hit “Murder On My Mind,” backed by the electric guitar stylings of Soleil Laurent.

While the original “Murder On My Mind” is driven by crunchy drums and a gloomy piano melody, the Fine Tuned edition features a bright guitar lead and space for Melly to bring the soul to the track like we never saw coming. The deep cut blues factor of the track is amplified to the nines, with Melly’s natural drawl and subtle vibrato taking center stage with the striped sonic landscape. Don’t let the absence of drums and dark piano chords fool you, the Fine Tuned version of “Murder On My Mind” is as guttural and visceral as the original.

On camera, YNW Melly’s charisma comes through to lighten the tune and remind us that he is a young man with spunk. Breaking into a breezy flow, Melly can’t hold back his smile. We love seeing artists moving music forward while taking pride in themselves. With this heartfelt performance, we realize that Melly’s unique brand of pain music will be here for a long time.

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