Mree To Release ‘The Middle’ EP Jan 18; Upcoming Dates With Novo Amor
November 5, 2018 BY Nettwerk
Portland-based folktronica artist Mree shares “The Middle,” the title track from her forthcoming Nettwerk debut EP (out January 18). She says of the track, “’The Middle’ is about the difficult but necessary process of letting go of people, places, and memories to make way for new beginnings.”
Mree’s unique sound is inspired by Japanese artists like composer Mahashi Hamauzu (Final Fantasy) and Shiina Ringo, whose style ranges from jazz to rock, and experimental to a modern take on a traditional Japanese musical form called Enka. But, Mree will be the first to tell you that it was also Mariah Carey’s Glitter that drew her to the world of pop music.
Mree began writing her own songs at the age of 14 and released her debut album Grow at age 18; the album debuted at #18 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Mree’s music has been featured in numerous national TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Beauty and the Beast and major ad campaigns such as Target. Her music has drawn the attention of music industry professionals including Grammy Award winning artist Bon Iver (Justin Vernon), who has shared several of her music videos with his fans and followers. Her brand of “folktronica” draws on her influences of Bon Iver, Sigur Ros and Jonsi creating a musical bed of acoustic and electronic elements for her angelic voice to float effortlessly above.
Born and raised in New Jersey (currently living in Portland), Mree honed her craft while attending the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. During that time she performed regularly in NYC at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, Webster Hall and the Highline Ballroom both as a featured and opening act for national touring artists such as Priscilla Ahn, Nina Nesbitt, and Ron Pope to name a few. Later this month, Mree joins Novo Amor on several west coast dates, see below.
11/30 Vancouver, BC @ St James Hall
12/1 Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
12/2 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
12/4 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
1. In The Kitchen
2. The Middle
3. Kiki’s Song
4. When You Come Home
5. Like a River