London born and raised, but remaining close to her Ethiopian heritage, Meron has absorbed many musical resonances and life perspectives that have shaped the artist and person she is today. “My family mainly listened to soul oldies, and Ethiopian music so that was always around me, and then I had own love for pop and r&b from the 90s and early 00s. That era will always have a place in my heart.”
Meron initially sang and performed out of joy, but after hearing her riff at random, an older cousin recognised and nurtured her gift, introducing her to incredible gospel singers and helping her to hone her vocal ability. The youngster constantly threw herself into opportunities to perform and, at 16, she gained a place at the highly regarded BRIT School; where she trained in Musical Theatre for 2 years.
Since then, her bubbling creativity led her to focus on developing her own music. “I love poetry. I love putting words together in a way that just clicks, but isn’t forced... it just tells the story. I always note down my thoughts and then use it for a song later.”