Slow Bloom is the perfect name for LA-based Asian-American singer-songwriter Mesmi’s debut album, which sounds and feels like the coming-of-age music of an artist who will have a long and rich journey; a journey that won’t be rushed through but rather taken in fully and deeply, one song at a time.
For being so young in her career, Mesmi has already developed a style that is palpable all the way through Slow Bloom, which carries some ’90s trip-hop nostalgia on its silky electro-pop waves. A slightly different aspect of Mesmi’s newly forming sense of artistic identity shines through every song, creating a coherent whole that flows seamlessly and reveals maturity. Her voice is beautiful, her singing is confident and natural, and her songs are quality. There’s a pulse to Mesmi’s music, a subtle seductiveness that is very pleasant and almost enchanting.
If you’re a fan of the balanced blends of trip-hop, R&B, electro-pop, and just all-around musical talent, Slow Bloom is definitely worth a listen. We’re excited to see what Mesmi’s next musical and personal development phase has in store.