BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Marieme’s Poignant Video for Soulful New Single ‘Ask For Help’

 

 

We first feel for Marieme in early 2018, when her fiercely revolutionary track “Be the Change” perfectly coincided with the ethos and determination of the March For Our Lives.

Now the New York based Senagalese singer and one time refugee is back with an absolutely shiver-inducing new single, “Ask For Help,” which definitively affirms that she is one of the truly great new-generation soul singers. Philosophically, it could not be more relevant; indeed, in these times of rampant chemical quick-fixes, it is an impassioned plea to throw aside one’s pride and to not be afraid to seek solace in those you love and who care about you.

 

 

BlackBook premieres here the accompanying video, which shows her offering consolation to someone in need, set to the lyrical accompaniment, “You don’t have to cry by yourself / You don’t have to lie to shield yourself / Yes, you can ask for my help.”

“Music saved my life,” she explains, “and that is what I hope to achieve with ‘Ask For Help.’ We’re all human and are all going through things, whether we show it or not. It’s important that we start to break down those walls so we can begin to thrive and not just survive. If this song helps at least one person, then we’re on the road to healing.”

Marieme‘s debut EP is due out sometime this fall, with a full album to follow in 2020. We can hardly stand the wait.

 

Latest in ARTS & CULTURE

ARTS & CULTURE

Exclusive: Six Questions w/ Henriette Sennenvaldt About Rapture, Harmony + the Paradox of Ecstasy

ARTS & CULTURE

Listen: Foxy Shazam’s Eric Nally is Channeling Freddie Mercury on ‘Full Moon’

ARTS & CULTURE

Oh Dear, Here is the First Trailer for the Upcoming Bowie Biopic ‘Stardust’

ARTS & CULTURE

Jarvis Cocker Saves the World, Features in New Hot Chip Single/Video ‘Straight To The Morning’

ARTS & CULTURE

Here’s the Dazzling Trailer for Ryan Murphy’s New Queer Musical ‘The Prom’

ARTS & CULTURE

Watch + Listen: New SHAED Single/Video ‘No Other Way’ is a Defiant Pandemic Riposte

ARTS & CULTURE

Interview: Ava Max Talks Margiela, Kamala, and…Possibly Performing Naked

ARTS & CULTURE

From London, With Love: Sotheby’s Will Auction 007’s Posters, Watches…and yes, the 1964 Aston Martin