London-born songstress Meron Addis has unveiled her long-awaited new EP ‘Feel But Don’t Touch’, out now.
‘Feel But Don’t Touch’ sees Meron reunite with long-term collaborator Jordan Elgie, a fellow London-based artist who is responsible for producing all six tracks on the EP. Kicking off proceedings, ‘On The Line’ is a smooth, seductive jam that sets the tone. The record then features four tracks that have been released as singles, the first of which is ‘Where We Left Off’, a sultry R&B jam with an infectious dance energy. Then there is the similarly sensual ballad ‘Real Thing’ and golden-era R&B vibes of ‘So Long’, while new single ‘Sight Of Me’ is propelled by the most majestic of guitar strings. Matching the mood of the track, the enchanting official video, exploring themes surrounding black renaissance, sees Meron playing the role of angelic princess as she delicately patrols the stunning palace grounds. Closing things out is the aptly-titled ‘This Shouldn’t End’, a track produced by both Elgie and Cass that ensures ‘Feel But Don’t Touch’ with the same sensual energy that permeates the EP.
“‘Feel But Don’t Touch’ encapsulates so many meanings,” Meron explains. “My music is a feeling and it’s my way of connecting, whilst remaining in my own little bubble. This project also shares the power of being touched in every way but physically. It’s everything from sensual, to guarded, to vulnerable, to a sense of longing and belonging.”
Born and raised in London, but remaining close to her Ethiopian heritage, Meron Addis has absorbed many musical resonances and life perspectives that have shaped the artist and person she is today. After releasing debut mixtape Kintsukuroi in 2018 and subsequent singles, she continues to sonically blossom and demonstrate her skill as both a vocalist and a songwriter. She has garnered broad radio support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Rickie, Melvin and Charlie and BBC 1Xtra‘s Jamz Supernova, as well as regularly being featured on editorial Spotify playlists such as ‘This Is How We Do’, ‘R&B UK’ and ‘Riffs and Runs’. Most recently, Meron’s talents were recognised and awarded by PRS for Music as she became the recipient of the PPL Momentum Music Grant, supporting her as she create’s new music and elevates her skills to the next level.
Her most accomplished work yet, ‘Feel But Don’t Touch’ is a landmark EP from an artist who continues to grow with every release.