Australian born, Los Angeles based artist Mereki makes spiritual pop music.
After moving from the sleepy coastal town of Noosa to Sweden, then London, Melbourne and New York, Mereki found her voice and inspiration whilst sleeping on a single mattress on the floor of a shared bedroom in Echo Park, California.
The deeply spirited singer immediately attracted a community of friends who became an integral part of her music career, including future co-writers, producers & collaborators. Her talent was spotted by L.A.’s Grammy-nominated superstar producer Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Madonna, Usher & Major Lazer) who signed her and asked if Kylie Minogue could release one of her songs. Thus introducing her to LA’s pop songwriting academy. Since then Mereki has written with and for Phantogram, Kitten, A-Trak and Suki Waterhouse, to name but a few, as well as being the featured vocalist and co-writer on tracks with Dhani Harrison, Goldroom, Basenji, Holychild, and more.
Not long after she was approached to tour as the front woman for electro pop outfit Goldroom and performed everywhere from middle America to Medillin, Colombia. Amidst all of this she released her debut solo single ‘Blue Lake’ to critical acclaim from the likes of Spin, Nylon & Flood Magazine. After enduring some tragedy and heartbreak, she segued briefly into the catharsis of high-energy punk rock, releasing a few singles that landed in a Victoria’s Secrets commercial. She also created ‘Be Kind’ (formally known as ‘Mereki’s Clubhouse’), a pop up event platform with a focus on kindness and creating spaces to give a voice to up-and-coming female artists. The motto ‘Be Kind’ is at the backbone of everything Mereki aims to be and be around.
Now, in 2017, Mereki’s new music has returned to the essence of who she truly is. Whilst having a distinctly pop-feel with positive messaging, new tracks like “French Kissing” and “Got It All” also purvey an ethereal quality that gives listeners the chance to interpret the music in their own way. Mereki has a sweet, imperfect and unique sound and a strong vision to spread kindness.