Meredi always knew she wanted to produce music. The 27-year-old’s introduction to music didn’t come via the allure of glittery stages or the hedonistic lifestyle of rockstars, but rather out of pure need to express herself. She knew she had to get those melodies she heard in her head out into the world, “I was about nine when I found out that my friends didn’t have this kind of experience of music playing out in their heads, these trance-like moments”. Stardust is Meredi’s debut solo album and a collection of early and more recent music.
A youthful sense of freedom, as well as a cosmopolitan grasp of different cultures, can be felt subtly throughout Stardust. Single ABOVE superimposes a simple, stripped-down melody over such a punctual bass line. “I never thought in genres, for me it was always about what I felt when I listened to a song,” she says. But while Stardust captures the infinite possibilities of Meredi’s generation, it also manifests something of the longing, and sometimes alienation, caused by these circumstances.
ABOVE music video was directed by Matthias Zentner and his team. “Inspired by a picture from Edgar Atget, the style reflects our passing through a vast space of eternal black and white existence, making for a picturesque yet abrasive setting”, says Matthias Zentner. ABOVE embodies Meredi’s desire and need to compose. It’s a visceral and personal expression but it’s also something external to her. It’s her relation to her surroundings, her connection to her past and generation.