Meskerem Mees has the soul of Nina Simone, the panache of Joni Mitchell, the freshness of Jade Bird and a voice as clear as spring water. East-Flemish singer-songwriter Meskerem Mees, a grand lady of just 20 with Ethiopian roots, grabs you by the scruff of the neck and doesn’t let go. Meskerem has the kind of talent shared only by the all-time greats. Armed with nothing but her intriguing voice, her acoustic guitar and the cello of her buddy Febe, she transforms her layered and carefully crafted songs into the sweetest ear candy. Her melodies burrow their way into your brain while the choruses take up residence in your head and refuse to leave. As a child, Meskerem loved to browse through the record collection of her father, who spoon-fed her the love of music. “I draw inspiration from literally anywhere”, she says, “from other artists but also from everyday life”. Feet firmly planted on the ground and every note straight from the heart: that is Meskerem.
Over the last months , things are really taking off for the Belgian artist. Her debut single ‘Joe’ received massive praise and airplay (spent 3 weeks at #1 in Belgium’s most important poll-list on national radio station Studio Brussel, and has 2,8 million plays on Spotify. A few weeks ago she released her second single ‘Seasons Shift’ which received great feedback from Consequence Of Sound and was aired on all major Belgian radiostations but also Deutschlandfunk Kultur (Germany) , FIP (France), RTS La Première (Switzerland), Kink FM (The Netherlands) and many many others. Her new single "Astronaut" will get released on june 11