Download “As Long As You Are Here”, the lead single from rising R&B singer Mariame’s new EP.
Her debut single, “As Long As You Are Here” is a potent slice of pop music perfection that arrives polished, powerful, and fully formed. The production is tight, her vocals come correct, and the songwriting is instantly memorable. Exactly what good pop music should be.
But the 24-year-old Cree and Algerian singer doesn’t need RiRi references to stand her ground artistically and aesthetically.
If “As Long As You Are Here” is any indication, Mariame’s debut EP Bloom is going to bring the fire with many more radio-ready pop and R&B gems.
Mariame is the first artist signed to Montreal hip-hop artist/producer David Hodges’ new label, N’we Jinan. The label builds on the success Hodges and his team have had working with Cree communities throughout Quebec on music outreach and education—an inspiring, collaborative creative effort that recently yielded the release of their first compilation, N’we Jinan Eeyou Istchee – Volume 1.
With deep roots in the community, and their sights set on the world, Mariame and N’we Jinan are leading a rising generation of Indigenous artists making power moves: not just to be heard, but to take over.
DOWNLOAD: Mariame – “As Long As You Are Here”
Mariame’s debut EP, Bloom, will be released worldwide on May 26, 2015.