“River Full Of Hopeful Love” is Melvin Fromm Jr.’s most diverse single and probably his strongest. Melvin shows a great maturity in this song. He takes the fiddle lead from very good to outstanding here. And at the end of the two and a half minute journey, you can hear his trademark rhythm style and chord progression on the track, in every key change and every cadence. From the strong opening of to the inspiring chorus section the fiddle is a pleasure to listen to from start to finish. Always pushing the boundaries of what people assume a violin can do, Melvin Fromm Jr. has an amazing ability to make the instrument sing and twirl within this arrangement.
Like every great musical arranger Melvin effortlessly elicits emotions from his listeners that they didn’t even know they were able to feel for a relatively short piece of instrumental music. In a world of instant gratification, listen-to-this-and-feel-how-I-tell-you-to, Melvin Fromm Jr. makes songs you have to pause once they are over, in order to think about what you’ve heard.
Melvin does what he is interested in doing and not forced to be a particular type of musician by his fan base or by a record label. And that’s probably why his compositions are as pleasing to the ear as ever.
The best part about Melvin’s music is the vulnerability it displays. You can really feel it in this music. His heart is very open through his songs, and you’ll feel like you can connect to this song so much more because it echoes the common humanity in your heart.
The emotional connection in this beautiful song is astounding. Yes, it’s also great music, it’s fun to listen to, and it expresses a wide range of emotions. But what makes it special is that on the other side of the beautiful composition is another heart beating, and you can hear it. Bravo, Melvin Fromm Jr., for sharing your heart so exquisitely through song.
MORE ABOUT: Composer Melvin Fromm Jr. says that in 1999, “God opened this door”, after he put his feelings song, about his girlfriend Perchita Grate (now his wife). Melvin then had pro studio musicians make a demo of the song and in 2001 and eventually a Canadian Deejay helped Melvin get airplay in 56 countries.
In 2014 Melvin Fromm Jr. started writing and producing his own instrumental music and continued to work with many top studio musicians. As he moves forward building his profile and music catalog, Melvin’s popularity has been increasing and he is getting radio airplay in more the 200 countries to date. A variety of music companies are also currently reviewing Melvin’s work for Film, and TV projects.