NEW SINGLE | Meskerem Mees - Best Friend
Meskerem Mees presents new single ‘Best Friend’, a joyful and - of course - enchànting indie pop gem
EP ‘Caesar’ to be released 10 November. Pre-order HERE
The year is 2020 when Meskerem Mees rises to fame with her dreamy debut single ‘Joe’. After a number of successful follow-up singles, including instant classic ‘The Writer’ and the comforting ‘Seasons Shift’, the long-awaited debut album ‘Julius’ sees the light of day towards the end of 2021. It’s a critical and commercial success that stretches to all corners of the continent: Meskerem wins the Montreux Jazz and Music Moves Europe Awards, and embarks on a triumphant string of shows all over Europe.
2022 won’t bring a new full album, but in autumn Meskerem will be releasing the EP ‘Caesar’, containing new, old and unreleased songs that perfectly sum up her first couple of years as a professional musician. The EP's lead single is ‘Best Friend’, an alluring folk gem in which Europe's favourite indie troubadour sings about her rise to fame. She is supported on cello and backing vocals by Frederik Daelemans, who in a very short time has manifested himself as her perfect musical partner, both in the studio and onstage.
As with ‘Julius’, ‘Caesar’ is produced by Koen Gisen, who expertly knows how to mould Meskerem's musical ideas into a compelling piece of art in which less consistently means more. A minimalistic approach that Meskerem takes onstage as well, in gripping orchestrations and supported on cello and backing vocals by Frederik.
Meanwhile, the conquest of Europe continues, with Meskerem performing at a number of music festivals this summer, including Best Kept Secret (NL), Sziget (HU), Haldern Pop (DE), Pukkelpop (BE) and Les Francofolies de La Rochelle (FR).
1. The City
2. Best Friend
3. Doesn't Matter
4. Try You Might
5. Away The Sparrow Flies
7. Cod Liver Oil and Orange Juice
8. Great Dandelion