If you’ve never heard a song by Mree your ears are missing out on listening to one of the most beautiful voices of our time. Ethereal is the first word that comes to mind when trying to describe the perfection that is Mree’s music. It’s rare to come across an artist who has such a voice that can command the attention of an entire room while still being soft and fragile. Mree has a strong yet gentle voice, a juxtaposition that works phenomenally well for her. Feasting your ears on any of her songs will make you feel like you’re on a quiet, triumphant journey in the woods. Through the peaks and troughs of her dynamic voice, you’ll find yourself being swept into another dimension, with the lilts of her musical cadence carrying you along. When you accidentally start to tune out of the storybook-like world Mree creates, you’ll find yourself instantly being pulled back into the angelic sound of her voice.
The 22-year-old indie folk singer has been writing songs since she was 14. She began uploading videos of herself singing covers on Youtube. Mree’s Bon Iver medley cover video even gained Justin Vernon’s attention. Her channel grew steadily and now she’s an original recording artist. She’s been known to write, produce, and record all of her music on her own. Her first two albums Grow and Winterwell were DIY masterpieces, as was her latest album, Empty Nest. Her loyal fanbase was more than happy when Mree released Empty Nest on December 8, 2015. The 7-song album is full of haunting vocals, skillfully woven in layers of sounds that simply captivate the listener. A lot of the songs on the album, like the lead single “Talkabout”, start out soft and slow but they gradually grow into surprisingly strong and catchy choruses.
I happened upon Mree before attending a Gabrielle Aplin concert in 2014. Mree was listed as the opener for Gabrielle so I decided to check her music out. I was not disappointed in the least. She has become one of my favorite artists ever, which is odd for me to say considering I tend not to gravitate toward slow music. In order for me to really like a mellow song is for it to be absolutely exceptional in some way. Mree’s music has proven to be above and beyond in that aspect.
Discover for yourself why myself and so many others are completely enamored with Mree.
Must-Listens: Lift Me Up, Into the Well, Monsters, Winter, Atmosphere, Talkabout, and Little Bird. I also highly recommend her covers of “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service, and “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun.
You can listen to the Empty Nest album sampler here: