The last time we covered singer Marian Mereba was back in 2014, just after she dropped her EP Room For Living. Since then the songstress quietly dropped another EP, 2017's Kotton House, and her first name. Now going by simply Mereba, she's gone through a transformation of sorts with her latest single "Black Truck" showcasing her new sound. The 9th Wonder-produced song mixes her singer-songwriter approach with a hip-hop feel as she sings about struggle on the verses while anticipating her eventual triumph on the chorus. "Stay sick 'cause I follow my gut / They say I was pushing my luck," she sings on the chorus before claiming her spoils in advance: "Ima push me a matte all-black truck / No, I'm not sorry."
She expands on the song's themes in a haunting video directed by Durimel. The beautifully shot clip opens with Mereba lounging beachside on a hammock as a bit of opening narration is heard. The peaceful tropical setting is soon flipped, though, as she awakens in an unfamiliar place surrounded by unfamiliar people. Her bewilderment registers on her face as viewers are shown images of both struggle and joy, keeping with the song's theme. Eventually, we even see Mereba pushing the black truck she sings about, even if it does occasionally need an actual push to get moving down the road. At the clip's end, we see her back sleeping on the hammock. Only, this time, she's surrounded by the ones who watched over her in what may or may not have been a dream.
With Mereba having signed to Interscope Records, we'd imagine that her major label debut isn't far away. Until further word about what we can expect is revealed, Sneak a peek at her "Black Truck" below.