(musical) artist & alien luver.
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Young Indie singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer creating eclectic digital "Alien pop" with a soulful throwback voice.
Meresha’s music has landed on Top 40 Billboard charts 3 times while her videos have been played internationally, including on MTV. She's been the #1 Indie artist on US radio for a month.
In July 2017, Billboard named Meresha the #3 emerging artist globally.
Meresha is a voting member in the Grammy process as part of The Recording Academy.
Her 2017 EP is called "Enter the Dreamland" and includes production from multi-Grammy winner Joe Chiccarelli. It charted on the Billboard Heatseeker chart and was Top 10 on iTunes, Amazon and HMV charts. AllMusic selected the EP as one of the Top 20 Pop Albums globally of 2017. The single "Violet Night" entered the iTunes Dance charts.
Meresha's music has been streamed over 14 million times on streaming/video platforms.
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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. Born in Europe, at 15 the singer and multi-instrumentalist uprooted her family, and headed for Florida. Her intense focus and Indie attitude garnered interest with young fans and supporters of independent music alike. While her deep, soulful voice recalled a young Annie Lennox and Katy Perry, her quirky sonic vision drew comparisons to a Björk or Lorde.
In 2015, she released the EP New Revolution, which included the title track and a trio of other songs that ranged in style from the Florence & The Machine to FKA Twigs. Her sometimes frenetic eclecticism and eccentric beats created a fresh sound that brought old styles into contemporary production. She performed songs from the EP live in concert with Adam Lambert and Third Eye Blind.
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.
Her late 2016 releases are"Together" and "Juntos", which is Meresha's first song in Spanish. A fun lyric video shot in the Bahamas and Florida introduces the song.
In December 2016, Billboard named Meresha the #6 emerging artist in the World, based on their "Next Big Sound" chart.
In June 2017, Meresha released her EP "Enter the Dreamland", including production from multi-Grammy winner Joe Chiccarelli. She debuted 2 of the EP's song for some 40,000 fans at SunFest in Florida. A video for the song "Enter The Dreamland" was directed by David Rousseau and shot in the L.A. River and at El Matador beach in Malibu. The video won the Music California Viewers Choice Award for 2017.
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Genre: Alien Pop, Eclecto-pop, Electronica
“New Revolution” was the #1 Indie song on US radio for a month (Mediabase, BDS).
"New Revolution" entered the Billboard Top 40 Indicator chart in between Adele and Justin Bieber.
"My love has come" hit Top 40 on both the Billboard Activator and Indicator charts.
She and her band performed with global acts Adam Lambert (American Idol, Queen) and Third Eye Blind.
Her “New Revolution” video from 5-time MTV VMA nominee David Rousseau (Director of all the Pitbull and Magic! videos) plays on over 30 video stations including MTV properties.
Meresha was influenced by artists such as Robert Plant, Joss Stone, Freddie Mercury, Hayley Williams and James Blake.
Meresha to date has composed and performed every song she has released, playing keys, guitar and drums, basing on electronic sounds.
Her EP, New Revolution” recently won or was semi-finalist in several global music competitions, and was praised by the music press and has received extensive global radio play.
The Palm Beach Post summarized: "Meresha may soon be on a first-name basis with the public."
“My love has come was selected by iTunes as a Featured song (New Pop Music) and has received critical acclaim
PressPlay said of her music “Rather excellent Pop Jams…a heady trip of soul-leaning electronic pop”
She was selected to the national House of Blues class of 2016 of promising musicians, and was a nominee for the Pavoh RADAR award.
Venues she has played include Mizner Amphitheater, Hard Rock Cafe, House of Blues and B.B. King’s.
Meresha is an official Dave Smith Instruments artist
Source: Wikipedia + selected references (see below)
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"House of Blues BDTH Alumni Spotlist: Meresha" - House of Blues
"An Interview with Rising Singer-Songwriter, MERESHA On Her Early Start and Her “New Revolution”!" - All Access
"Meresha Wins This Round Of The Freshmen" - MTVu
"Enter the dreamland with alien lover Meresha" - Palace of Pop
"Meresha for The Secrets of their Success "
"Meresha on Tunecore's Wednesday Video Diversion" - Tunecore
"The perfect voice to provide vocals on a DJ's track, Meresha combines aspects of dance, pop and funk for a fresh sound." - The Storm Report
"Global Emerging Artist Meresha Speaks On Being Compared To Other Talented Artists & Making Music In Spanish" - Hype Magazine
"Together - The track is an anthem to unite people all around the world" - Amnplify
Meresha on standing out in a congested music industry - Thrive Indie
"Meresha Shares Soaring Pop Jam, 'Together" - IndieU
"Artist Interview - Meresha" - Artist PR
"El electro-pop de Meresha, la última revelación!" (In Spanish) - de la creatividad al piano
"Artist Interview - Meresha talks about her inspiration, her vegan lifestyle and more" - The Machinery (India)
"Time for Meresha to be back on the scene and here she is with brand new track "Together" - Music of the Future
"New Music Alert: “Together” by Meresha" - Wolf in a Suit
"Meresha - "Juntos" somos más" - Vocal Center (Spain)
"Meresha Dream Tour" - Screaming Guitars
"Meresha believes we are greater "Together" - Bongminesentertainment
"Meresha – My Love Has Come (Official Video)" - Corriente Latina
"Groove Manifesto: a visual jam dedicated to all the flawless & fierce ladies of the world" - Iris Beatrix (see 1:48/1:50)
"Meresha Kimdir? "(Who is Meresha - in Turkish) - Tibriz
"This song is great in many ways, and should be a part of your daily dose of healthy music." - L.A. Music Critic, Indie Voice Blog
"Meresha #1 Indie On Pop Radio" - top40-charts.com
"Viva la New Revolution - The Amazing Meresha is Here" - Drunken Mermaid
"Meresha Releases the Beautiful “My Love Has Come” Into the Airwaves" - Milkcrater
"Meresha is a visionary symbol for the optimistic and efficient freethinkers of this generation. The EP is a fusion of zeitgeist beats applicable to today’s music trends." - WGPM
"What a way to start! Meresha at the House of Blues kicking major ass" - Nicole Barsalona, Manager, Stevie Van Zandt of the E-Street Band
"Aliens, Vegan Food, Meresha & Music… [TYS Interview]" - Music is What We Do
"Meresha – ‘My Love Has Come’" - Essentially Pop
"Meresha | Biography, Albums, Streaming Links" - AllMusic
"My love has come" - iMovielive Interview
"Meresha – My Love Has Come" - PressPlayOk
"Rating: ***** (five stars) - With a debut release this strong, one can only imagine where Meresha will go from here." - Matheson's Entertainment
"December 12 – Meresha in concert with Adam Lambert" - Radio Noise
"Meresha : New Revolution" - A Vocal Accord
"PLAYLIST: Breakthrough Sundays" - Howl & Echoes
"Meresha – Lemonade City" - Tasty Fan Zine
"A&R Factory Presents: Meresha" - A&R Factory
"Meresha’s Revolution" - iMoveiLive interview
Meresha //My love has come just made our Top 10 New Music Discoveries Today!
Les 5 titres de la semaine #107 en téléchargement gratuit - Pause Musicale
Top 10 Musicians under 21, Radar Award Finalists Announced - Future Boston
Q&A with Meresha - The Prelude Press
An Introduction to Meresha: Alienesque Artist - Shutter 16
"Rufus Maher Podcast - Episode 3"
"Meresha may soon be on a first-name basis with the public" - Palm Beach Post
"Florida’s rising beatsmith, songwriter, vocalist Meresha arrives on the scene with her EP New Revolution" - Impose Magazine
"Meresha is an enthusiastic and engaging self-starter from West Palm Beach, Florida who possesses a rich, soulful voice that belies her teenage years." - Tasty Fan Zine
Meresha brings a new revolution in the music industry with her new EP!" - Ytellmagazine
"You Combines Lively Synth Beats And A Outstanding Vocal Performance To Deliver A Powerful Ballad." - Oceanic Blue
"Like A Young Princess, Meresha Composes And Performs Her Own Eclectic Mix Of Provocative Music." - The Art Of Music
"Pop music for those who have discriminating tastes" - Mark Weber
"Meresha is ready to take the music scene solo...Be ready." - Music of the Future Blog
"Whats your “New Revolution”? - Behind the scenes of the video" - Live Street Journal, Radio Noise FM
New Revolution - Interview with Meresha - Rock your lyrics
"10 Questions with Meresha" - John Voshell
"Meresha, la próxima sensación global" - Regioncoquimbo.cl (Spanish)
"Going out of this world with Meresha" - Golden Mixtape
Elements of alternative, electronic, rock, pop, R&B and rap - AMNplify
"Meresha Acid Bass" - Flyah Magazine
"House of Blues BDTH Bands"
"Artist's Cookbook: What's Cooking with Meresha?" - Write.click.cook.listen
"Meresha – DREAM TOUR" - Digital Tour Bus
"Meresha will sing at SunFest in West Palm Beach" - Radio Noise
"New Music: Meresha – Together" - Get Money Music
"Meresha’s range, experimentation, and confidence with her art takes my breath away. I am spellbound by her chilling, soulful noise. Are we waging bets? I bet my ears, my most prized possession, that this young woman sets our SunFest stage on fire— and then takes this world by storm. Coachella, Glastonbury, this girl will have them all. Do. Not. Miss. This." - Casie Morien, SunFest Blog