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LISA MERCEDEZ switches sound and marks her new found faith with celebratory new single ‘SHAHADA FT. SHY’

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LISA MERCEDEZ switches sound and marks her new found faith with celebratory new single ‘SHAHADA FT. SHY’


LISA MERCEDEZ switches sound and marks her new found faith with celebratory new single ‘SHAHADA FT. SHY’

 

“The last couple of years have seen the Jamaica-born artist take things to a whole new level; making her way out of the underground and onto radio sets, freestyles, and an array of eclectic releases that go beyond the classic dancehall sound” Clash

 

After announcing the release of a collab with Vybz Kartel entitled ‘Real Love‘, Lisa Mercedez has shared these visuals for her exciting and intriguing new single ‘Shahada. Somewhat of a departure from her trademark sound, ‘Shahada’ represents a shift in perspective as she marks her recent reversion to Islam, celebrating her personal and creative evolution. The atmospheric tracks sees and artist in a fresh creative space, teaming up with Persian vocalist Shy who adds some beautiful vocal flourishes to the dark, piano driven rap track. Lisa delivers bars which riff on her recent journey, using it as a way of expressing her newfound faith. The inspiration behind the track, she explains:

 

“This track reflects the journey I have been on as an artist and my recent reversion to Islam. Musically Im still very much a Dancehall Artist, but I make whatever is good and right for me when Im in the studio, I dont like to limit myself as a creative.”

 

Queen of the UK Dancehall scene, Lisa Mercedez has forged a unique musical path off the back of an eclectic catalogue of releases which showcase her prowess as an mc, lyricist and style icon, incorporating dancehall with other forms of rap, dance, bashment and electro-pop influences. Her reputation as someone who can jump on any beat whilst retaining retain her unique Jamaican flavour has resulted in collabs withStefflon Don, Stylo G, Ms Banks, DJ SKT and Preditah, paving the way for other female dancehall artists in the UK along the way. She was also personally selected by Nicki Minaj to be her UK tour support.

 

Jamaican born Lisa who was raised in South London, has received regular radio support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, Rinse FM and Kiss FM. On the road, she has performed at Glastonbury, Bestival, V Festival, Notting Hill Carnival and has supported Ludacris. In 2018 she was one of only three women to perform at Wireless, a story which courted much interest at the time. Her previous solo releases such as ‘Talk To Mi Nice’ and What A Night’ have garnered streams in the millions and tastemaker press support from the likes of Notion, Clash, Rapondemand, Earmilk, GRM Daily, Linkup TV and lots more.

 

Stream ‘Shahada’ on Spotify

 

 

 

Shahada’ is out now all on digital platforms | Follow Lisa Mercedez: Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify

 

 

 

 


Post by: Sammi Swinton


 

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