Meresha – Game of Video
Meresha – Game of Video
At the age of 12, Meresha recorded her song “Fool Don’t Be” in a CD booth at a mall. Fun, refreshing, and totally independent, the song revealed exciting potential. By the time she was 15, the singer and multi-instrumentalist uprooted her family from Warsaw, Poland, and headed for Florida. In late 2013, she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign that helped her release her first EP, Lunatic, on which she wrote, sang, produced, and played all the instruments. Her intense focus and D.I.Y. attitude garnered interest from young fans and supporters of independent music alike. While her deep, soulful voice recalled a young Annie Lennox, Anastacia, or Katy Perry, her quirky sonic vision drew comparisons to a young Björk or Lorde.
By the following year, she’d gained a modest following on social media and radio airplay for her song “New Revolution,” all before the age of 18. In 2015, she released the EP New Revolution, which included the title track and a trio of other songs that ranged in influence from the Eurythmics to FKA Twigs. Her sometimes frenetic eclecticism and eccentric beats created a fresh sound that brought old styles into contemporary production. That same forward-thinking pop vibe carried into 2016 when she released the single “My Love Has Come,” which shifted focus from her innovative production to her vocal strength. By year’s end, Meresha had released the dual-language single “Together”/”Juntos.” In 2017, she issued her sophomore EP, Enter the Dreamland.
~ Neil Z. Yeung
Meresha is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer. She is an AlienPop innovator. With a deep, wide-ranging soulful voice and a quirky sonic vision, Meresha has made Billboard charts 7 times.
Her current single is “Game of Video”. “Game of Video” is, as usual, not average pop or electronic/dance music. It is #AlienPop, a space which so occupies alone. Alien Pop in the sense that it is sort of like Pop music, but somehow different, a bit out of this world.
Meresha loves Björk and British electronic artists like James Blake (as well as Jimi Hendrix & Led Zeppelin), and a wide range of great music influences her sound.
Meresha’s earlier EP was “Enter the Dreamland” EP. The EP led to several Billboard/iTunes/Amazon chart placements, video awards and a slot playing with Jon Bellion and Marshmello… The Palm Beach Post wrote about her as a highlight of the festival ahead of 40 big stars. AllMusic named it a Top 20 album for the year globally together with names like Lorde, Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, etc.
Meresha’s debut commercial EP was “New Revolution”, which lead to her being the #1 Indie artist on US commercial radio for a month and winning MTV’s The Freshman competition. She performed music from the EP live sharing the stage with artists such as Adam Lambert (also Queen) and Third Eye Blind.
AllMusic named Meresha’s EP “Enter the Dreamland” one of the Top 20 Pop Albums of 2017 globally (Pop). The video for the lead song won the Music California Viewer’s Choice Award, while Meresha landed at #3 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart globally.