Rising 21-year-old artist Mekdes tops the list of Danish artists who have been dominating the international Pop and Neo-Soul scenes. With her innate voice, soul, and passion that shines through her music, the young singer has established herself through singles such as “Hanging Upside Down,” “In Favor of You,” and “ Lonely.” The Danish singer’s standout lyrics and upbeat performance reflect her musical inspirations, which include artists like Ama Lou, Mahalia, Jorja Smith, NAO, and Ella Mai. Mekdes values creative freedom, working as her own producer and songwriter from her home studio in Kolding, Denmark.
On November 9 at the Danish award ceremony P3 Guld, Mekdes took home P3 Talent. Since November 2013, the program has honored artists in three categories: P3 Talent, P3 Listeners Choice Song, and the P3-Prize. This honor was not the first of the young musician’s awards, as she took home the Live Camp title in 2019, leading to an invitation to perform in the prestigious opening slot at Danish festival Smukfest’s main stage. Mekdes is now slated to complete a postponed headliner tour this upcoming February.
Mekdes was also the first Danish artist to be admitted into Spotify Oyster, a program in which a select few Scandi-artists are given access to Spotify’s recording facilities and engineers. Through Spotify Oyster, Mekdes released her highly successful single “Give You More,” which quickly amassed over 800,000 streams. The young artist recently released her second song, “Greedy” from her forthcoming album, which is scheduled to drop in January 2022. The lively track exudes soul and empowerment and is produced by the young singer-songwriter alone. Her sense for catchy songs is impeccable, and her honest lyrics are beautifully supported by her warm rhythms. There’s no doubt that her outstanding stage presence and exceptional voice will make these performances a success. As she rises as an artist, don’t miss her newest single “Greedy.”