Our latest discovery came to us unexpectedly, as we discovered the London-born, singer-songwriter Rukhsana Merrise on the Instagram page of R&B singer-songwriter and 1/2 of Dora Martin, Jermaine Riley. The dynamic singer just released her debut EP, September Songs, to the praise of her fellow UK music peers, as it has been a project she’d been working on since September of 2014. So, it only makes sense to release it a year later, after solely creating the project herself and getting an amazing response of over a million SoundCloud plays of her music!
The warmhearted songstress has also toured with big names like Jack Garratt, Laura Mvula, and Leon Bridges, and has cited Joni Mitchell, Amy Winehouse, John Mayer, and Kanye West, as artists who have influenced her style and approach to music. Rukhsana Merrise delivers a heartfelt debut project with an effortless blend of Soul, Alternative and Folk music that’s coupled with evocative lyricism. She’s definitely one to watch, and you can stream her EP below: