Google Artist of the Week: Meklit Hadero

Each week, Magnifier selects an Antenna Google Artist of the Week. These are our favorite artists, and are handpicked by our team of music experts. All the music on Magnifier can be added to your Music Beta library for free.

Meklit Hadero is one of those rare artists with the power to bridge genres, geography and generations. A delectable mix of folk, soul, jazz and African music, Hadero has earned comparisons to everyone from Joni Mitchell to Nina Simone. Her single “Leaving Soon” is highlighted by a mouthwatering chorus and plays like a jazzier twist on Feist or Regina Spektor’s indie pop confections. “Soleil Soleil” is an upbeat hand-clapper enhanced by swooning strings and tart trumpet notes that add a woozy psychedelic air to its sun-splashed African vibe.

"Leaving Soon" Meklit Hadero

"Soleil Soleil" Meklit Hadero


Watch a video of her live performance at the Google campus and be sure to download the tracks “Leaving Soon” and “Soleil Soleil” to your Google Beta Music Locker. You’ll be as instantly excited about this young talent as we are. -- Nick Dedina

Like what you hear? You can purchase Meklit's full CD, On a Day Like This..., right here, and view more of Meklit’s videos on her official YouTube channel. She'll be performing at Bumbershoot on September 3rd at the EMP Museum in Seattle. Tickets for that available here.

"Leaving Soon" Meklit Hadero

"Soleil Soleil" Meklit Hadero

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

A beautiful and talented woman.... congratulations Meklit!...
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Anonymous said...

Meklit is such an amazing spirit and really gave a fantastic performance in our studio earlier this week. Our interview with her can be found here: Meklit Hadero on KRCB

ARizon4being said...

I think it takes alot to impress me musically, she's not bad, she's not great either, she's ok and ok is a compliment coming from me.

DJ DDT said...

I'm lovin' it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Meklit. Keep shining. Love you

MMReck3rds said...

Woooooooow @Meklit! Simply in Love. Great song & keep up good work :)

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