Here’s an up and coming artist even your most hip music friends probably haven’t discovered yet. She goes by merci, mercy (pretty neat in itself), she’s only 19 years old (that’s def a fun fact) and hails from Australia (basically the coolest place ever). If you’re keeping track that’s like triple hipster points you’ve now earned while describing your new favorite “underground” artist to your audiophile friends. On the real, merci, mercy’s first project is awesome. It’s got the new age bedroom alt-pop sound down to a tee - ultra smooth ambiance, infectious lyrics, and chill vibes guaranteed to keep the mood relaxed. It also surprisingly vulnerable, as merci, mercy reflects on her own struggles with mental health, individuality, and relationships.
Check out this article from Purple Sneakers breaking down her unique style and success in the Australian pop music scene.
Release date: October 16th 2020
Similar artist(s): Still Woozy, Mallrat, Ashe
Top tracks: Tequila & Lemonade, Fucked Myself Up, Fall Apart