Bristol-based 21 year old artist Mercy’s Cartel is brand new to the scene but she’s already making waves…
Below Mercy has listed 5 tracks that have inspired her.
Nights – Frank Ocean
I’ve been listening to Frank since I was an angsty 13 year old. Odd Future was my LIFE. This is my favourite song from Frank Ocean’s, Blonde. I love how its in 3 sections and doesn’t follow a typical song structure. It’s 5 minutes long and still manages to be interesting throughout. That’s some major songwriting skills …
Jocelyn Flores – XXX Tentacion
I love the Shiloh Dynasty feature on this track and how XXX’s crooning voice compliments him. The subject matter is dark in nature and speaks about mental health struggle. I listened to a lot of emo-influenced music growing up so this track is basically: #me & #mood.
Lengoma – DJ Sbu ft. Zahara
Solid South African banger. This really got me thinking about how to use influences from the motherland while still maintaining a commercial vibe. The production is sick and Zahara’s tone alone makes this one of my favourite songs – even though I literally have no clue what she’s saying.
Big Fish – Vince Staples
I’m buzzing just thinking about this song and album. The energy is so high but also very dark. I like how Vince hides really witty social commentary in his raps. And the rapidly changing flows are SO on point.
Cash Out – Calvin Harris
My God, I’ve listened to this track so many times and it never fails to make me sing along. Schoolboy Q has really catchy one-liners that are super infectious. My baby DRAM also gives a great vocal performance based on layered backing vocals. Intricate backing vocals are my thing.
Listen – Feel My Vibe – 22nd June 2018