After bagging a deal with an American music label (Nu Royal Records) recently, Atlanta-based Kenyan R&B and Afro-fusion songstress Mercy Myra is back in the news.
Her label executives were in the planning stages to release the studio single, Feels Like Love , in mid-July this year, but someone internally pulled the trigger much earlier.
The rap version features rapper Pistyle on 8 bars in a conversation with Mercy weaving in lyrics from her native tongue.
“The music within her has always been faithful through it all. It is indeed a joy to see Mercy dancing again; but even more powerful to see how the new music is quickly relating to new fans.” Says the label.
“Knowing the style of Nu Royal, there are likely a couple of other strong players working behind the scenes to reintroduce Mercy Myra to her fans along with her formal introduction to mainstream radio,” adds the label.
According to her, she draws her musical influences from African music queens including Miriam Makeba, Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Angelique Kidjo.
Feels Like Love is the first taste off her upcoming album.