A beautiful collaboration with Meru for her new EP called The human experience/La experiencia humana.
Dutch multidisciplinary artist Meru playfully weaves poetry, vocals, composing and producing beats, acoustic instruments and visual artistry into an intriguing musical experience honouring her Afro-indigenous roots and world vision of unity.
Named after Churún Merú, commonly known as the Angel Waterfalls of Venezuela and the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfalls, the Netherlands-born artist lives up to her name with a smooth musical flow that transcends between old-school Hip Hop, R&B, Neo-Jazz, Soul and traditional Latin American melodies. Ever-changing and evolving like water, MERU’s music is a snapshot reflection of who is and how she is feeling at a specific moment, all the while advocating for unity and empathy among humans. She writes her name in all caps as a statement, reclaiming an unusual birth name that was often misunderstood by Dutch peers during her childhood in the city of Nijmegen. As a Latin American in Europe, she makes use of a memorable name as a symbol of what makes her special, representing her Afro-indigenous roots.
The psychedelic EP features five dreamy tunes in English and Spanish, written by MERU herself, and produced by Juan Calderon. It offers a glimpse at the mind of the bilingual artist, complete with soft and playful vocals and meditative instrumentals, blending electronic production skills and acoustic sounds. In June 2019, the debut was
followed by a more festive, self-produced single ‘Asi Es La Vida’, a jazzy neo-Reggaeton song.
MERU invites listeners to join her on a musical journey through the human experience. On this tune, she foreshadows the high notes and positive energies, as well as the more thoughtful moments expressed throughout the EP – all with a smile on her face and her favourite flower in her hand.