Rukhsana Merrise is a difficult person to sum up in just one phrase.
The singer has a pop touch, for sure, a willingness to make music that can be whistled on doorsteps, that can be easily adored.
But there's a breezy, breathy influence on the arrangements that is sheer folk - a pastoral, poetic shade that is truly engrossing.
Debut EP 'September Songs' is out now, with Clash able to premiere the visuals for standout cut 'So They Say'.
Revolving around that cyclical chorus line, Rukhsana Merrise' voice has a sweet, tender quality underlined by a gentle melancholy.
Check it out now.
Rukhsana Merrise is set to be main support on Oh Wonder's upcoming tour. Catch the singer at the following headline show:
22 London Servant's Jazz Quarters