“A Powerfully raw, compassionate, community-driven plea for climate justice” - Tilly Jones
After the release of their debut album Mother Dearest in January of this year, Meraki has chosen to re-release their acclaimed single ‘Warrior’ with a new film clip addressing the need for climate action following the devastating floods in their home town of Lismore.
"As a young person i was raised in Lismore, NSW, a town rich with a history of climate activism and with a deep connection to the natural world surrounding it. It is also a town that has experienced floods and climate disasters since before colonisation. I have watched the way that this vibrant town has been torn apart, and rise in the face of adversity, supporting one another through climate griend, disaster, loss and struggle, to demand change and justice. This passion, this leadership, this deep connection and care, and the hope it represented, is what drove me to write this song. I dedicated it to the First Nations voices that drive our fight for a better future, by acknowledging the past. It is for us all, to remind us that the earth is our home, to care for and protect. It is aimed at empowering and reminding us that together, we are capable of great change"
Unashamedly queer, trans-non-binary folk-funk-soul singer and storyteller Meraki Mae weaves a picture of activist sentiment that tells stories of overcoming, becoming and unfolding. From outstandingly charismatic to intimate, their silky, heart-felt voice and melodic lines will take you deep inside your heart for a moment of raw story telling.
Mae’s celebrated 2020 release, ‘Purple Flowers’ was nationally and internationally recognised with air time on Triple J, PBS and ABC. Following the release, Meraki has toured across Australia playing with notable Australian artists William Crighton, Jeff Lang, Jex Lopez, Danny Ross and Lucy Francesca Dron. In 2022 Meraki released their debut album ‘Mother Dearest’, a sonic tribute to their home of Lismore, NSW.