Hailing from Calgary, Canada, this rising star has proven you can still infuse empowering messages within catchy, energetic soundscapes. Merkus has been heavily influenced by artists like Lady A, Taylor Swift, Kelsea Ballerini, and Shania Twain, and we can definitely hear it throughout her debut single.
“SINGLE ON YOU” brings forth a playful, light, and twangy energy, all the while blending catchy, upbeat pop elements that pull the listener right in.
In her recent BuzzMusic Interview, Stephanie let us in on some of the inspiration behind this extremely memorable track. She divulged that this song took her in a new sonic direction, blending her love of country and pop together to form the compelling sound we are happily met with throughout “SINGLE ON YOU.”
Stephanie's inspiration came from an end of a relationship, putting her pen to paper the same exact day the breakup occurred and channeling her immediate feelings from the tough situation at the moment. Throughout “SINGLE ON YOU,” Stephanie aims to help show other women their worth, hoping to empower them to walk away from romantic situations in life that no longer serve them as she did. We can’t wait to hear more from this up-and-coming star.
Dive into the full review of “SINGLE ON YOU," here.