Mereba released her debut album The Jungle Is The Only Way Out at the beginning of 2019. Mereba is of Atlanta origins, and as clearly seen on her genre-bending album, she can rap, produce, sing and write. She produced 12 of the 13 tracks of the albums and has illustrated her natural knack to quietly push boundaries of R&B through the fusion of electric, folk and blues influence. It’s a perfectly mixed bag, that follows the emotional nuance of a heart break but reflects greater experiences of love, oppression and resilience. Her hooks and poetic lines sweep you up into a silky swoon but plunge you into eerie depths.
“Black Truck” is a haunting and hopeful lesson of perseverance, it’s hard not to both seek and then find comfort in her lessons and learnings.
“Stay Tru”, is a fuck you song. Mereba clearly learnt some shit in her past relationship and won’t be falling into that sort of love again.
“Planet U” explores the infatuation and mesmerisation of fresh love. In honesty, I am probably a big fan because I’m in new love and am as hypnotised as Mereba sounds on this track.
All tracks on the album are reflections of both her clever writing and incredible ability to mix music. There is a visual shortened album on youtube that is also very much worth a watch.