Her voice captivates you, embraces you, and doesn’t let you go. Meryem Aboulouafa is one of the revelations of 2020. This woman from Casablanca presents her very first album “Meryem”, composed of 11 songs, in English and in Arabic, which reconciles solemn classicism and electronic modernity.
Meryem Aboulouafa discovered the world of music very early on thanks to a music-loving father who thus pushed her to nourish her musical talent. At a young age, she began writing her first poems. It was much later that she officially got into the industry.
The interior designer by training had a series of encounters that lead to her discovery. One of which is the cover of “Ya Qalbi” which was captured by the radar of Manu Barron, owner of Animal63, an eclectic French label. He succumbed. “Meryem” was thus born.
This album is full of introspective texts where the young artist talks about self-acceptance, love, or even prayer. In short, Meryem Aboulouafa questions, searches, sometimes finds herself, confessing her emotions in a society where sharing feelings is not as natural as it seems. “Through my songs, I found the context in which I can fully exist,” said the singer with a bewitching voice and melancholy texts.