Interview with Up and Coming Pop Vocalist Mercedez Marie
Mercedez Marie, a seventeen-year-old Pop vocalist, born in Germany, moving to Williamsburg Virginia area, began singing at the age of ten. Influenced by artists such as Adele, Kehlani, Ella Mai, and Demi Lovato, she began honing her craft at the age of thirteen.
Performing around the Richmond Virginia area building her live performances and her songwriting abilities. The teen songstress garnered positive reviews and released her debut single “Young Love” featuring Rapper Emdubai.
This fast climbing track was first broke by DJ Foot on Richmond’s own 106.5 The Beat, on SIRIUS’s own Shade 45 followed by iHeart Radio, and D93 Radio. Mercedez was Interviewed by Radio DJ’s Culture Code and Toba and her single “Young Love” became featured and played in heavy rotation.
Mercedez followed up the success of Young Love with her second single “Took Advantage” produced by DFreshBeatz. Mercedez finished 2018 with a third single, “Frozen” featuring ItsLyssaDoe and produced by Dj Dhiggs.
Mercedez Marie’s new album “ Feelingz” is planned to be released on all media outlets September 6th. Mercedez’s sophomore album is expected to be a mature follow up from her previous projects. With R&B tones and pop hits, “Feelingz” is not only highly anticipated, its sure to be a well put together project.
What musical influences did you listen to growing up that helped to mold you into the artist you are today?
Beyonce’ is a big influence for me also Missy Elliot because she brought so much fun to the music for me. and Mary J. Blige.
Today’s music seems to be about collaborations with the “hottest” artist out. Who would you want to work with on a project? And why?
Ariana Grande because I love her music so much and how she is able to express herself within the music. Adele would be another who I would look forward to working with on a project.
What projects do you have in the making currently and what are your plans for the near future?
I just released my 2nd album called “Feelingz” with 9 songs and my single feature with the Jamaican reggae star Sizzla and a talented artist named Omari Qpid.
How would you explain your music to new fans and people that are just learning about you?
My music is Pop mixed with R&B. It’s fun, energetic and makes you want to dance and sing along with it.
What is your ultimate goal at the end of your career?
To do what I love and go as far as I can with my music and still have that passion for it.
Do you have other interest or talents you would like to share with us? How do you like to enjoy your relaxation time away from the music?
Yes, I love to dance! I’m still in school I love to just be a regular teenager and hang with my friends and family.
If you had the opportunity to change something about the music industry what would it be?
For the fans to be more involved with an artist project. They are the ones too but the music and they are the ones that mostly the artist do music for so they should have more of a say so.
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
To just keep grinding and to make sure that you have a passion for the music that you do. If you are not passionate about the craft then it will never come out as you planned.
Is there anyone you would like to thank?
Yes, I would like to thank my dad Craig Buchan for being great in handling a lot of my music career so far and my manager Andre “Dre the Url” Williams also thanks to my awesome production team and writers. Thanks to you all!!
How can potential fans find you?
Please go to Mercedezmarie.com
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