Mergui - “Shadows of Blue” EP photo
Photo by Dennis Leupold

Explore the Emotional Depths of Mergui’s “Shadows of Blue” EP

Mergui (@mergui) is an Israel-born, LA-based singer-songwriter. Not too long ago, he released his sophomore EP, “Shadows of Blue,” via Saban Music Partners. The project was co-produced by Mergui in collaboration with industry icons like the legendary David Foster (Madonna, Michael Jackson) and acclaimed singer-songwriter/producer K-KOV.

Mergui – “Shadows of Blue” EP

Mergui – “Shadows Of Blue” EP cover

“Shadows of Blue” presents a one-of-a-kind body of work that captures the joy, pain, and beauty in staying true to one’s passion, regardless of the challenges faced. It delivers an intimate yet cinematic journey through the depths of human experience.

Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of early 20th-century Italian opera and the nostalgic allure of ’70s AM pop, the EP is a remarkable fusion of influences. Mergui’s artistry shines as he intertwines diverse pieces such as Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera’s iconic tango “Por una Cabeza,” Alejandro Lerner’s soul-stirring “Salón Vacío,” Lucio Dalla’s emotive “Caruso,” and Remo Giazotto’s haunting “Adagio in G minor,” infusing each with a contemporary twist that is as refreshing as it is compelling.

Noteworthy singles from the EP, include the Elton John-approved “Cry,” and the “melodic, soul-stirring” “Happy Now?

Mergui – “Happy Now?” (Official Video)

“‘Happy Now?’ is a song about seeing your ex with someone new for the first time, and genuinely wanting them to be happy but also feeling hurt and wishing you could move on too.” – Mergui explained

“Happy Now?” is a lived-in meditation on all the wildly conflicting feelings that tend to overwhelm us after a devastating breakup. It has lush guitar tones, ornate piano work, and gorgeously sweeping strings.

The accompanying visualizer, directed by Damien Blue (Conan Gray, Khalid), enhances the song’s depth, set against a minimalist backdrop that accentuates the song’s raw emotional power through poignant imagery.

Mergui Performs On The Kelly Clarkson Show

Earlier this year, Mergui delivered a spellbinding, stripped-back rendition of “Happy Now?” on The Kelly Clarkson Show, which resulted in the track skyrocketing to the Top 10 on the U.S. iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts.


Mergui – “Happy Now?” press photo
Photo by Dennis Leupold

Mergui’s music has been featured in top-notch editorial playlists across digital service platforms including Spotify’s New Music Friday (US & Global), Chill Pop, New Pop Picks, and Just Good Music.

For almost his entire life, Mergui has made it his mission to push the limits of modern pop music. He has accomplished some incredible feats such as opening for Bruno Mars and Maroon 5 to a captivated audience of 65,000. His unguarded sense of vulnerability shines through in his art, making him an undeniable ‘Artist To Watch’ in 2024.

We recommend adding songs from Mergui’s “Shadows of Blue” EP to your favorite contemporary pop playlist. Let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and positive entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, support our merchandise, and become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our site. That little compensation will be used towards keeping this website up and running.

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