Music & Other Stories Presents: Mercy’s Cartel
The other week I met emerging singer Mercy’s Cartel all the way in the beautiful city of Bristol. Born in Essex, she moved to Bristol for her studies and ultimately decided to pursue music. Although Mercy is only at the beginning of her journey so far, she has already been voted 3rd in The Barclays & The Tabs Future 100 Women To Watch in 2017, graced stages at festivals and has been championed on BBC Introducing – The artist’s impeccable talent and humble personality will without a doubt take her very far in her career.
Only recently she has released her debut album Vibes Cartel, a collection of thought-provoking songs which portray her own experiences and strongly focus on pivotal topics such as race, substance abuse and mental health. Mercy Cartel’s musical style is a stunning blend of Funk, R&B and Soul, infused with a dash of Afrobeats, with her influences being Amy Winehouse, Kanye West and Wizkid, among other.
Watch our interview below and find out what she had to say about music being her therapy, starsigns and more.
Afterwards she performed an exclusive acoustic session – don’t miss out!
Thanks to Glitch Bristol for accommodating us.
Filmed and co-edited by James Lake
Edited by Kristine Danne