Mree

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Mree
Mree @ Vera Project.jpg
Mree performs on May 14, 2014 at The Vera Project in Seattle, Washington
Background information
Birth nameMarie Hsiao
Born (1993-11-01) November 1, 1993 (age 25)
GenresIndie folk,[1] indie pop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, ukulele
Years active2011–present
WebsiteMreeMusic.com

Marie Hsiao (born November 1, 1993), best known as Mree, is an indie folk singer-songwriter from New Jersey. She is of Taiwanese and Bulgarian descent. Mree began writing her own songs at the age of 14[2] and released her debut album, Grow, in October 2011. The album debuted at #18 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart.

Music career[edit]

Hsiao began her career performing cover songs on YouTube. In 2011, she released her self-produced, full-length, debut album, Grow[3] The album debuted at #18 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart.[4]

Mree released her second self-produced album, Winterwell, in August 2013. A day after its release, the album trended at No. 52 on iTunes' top alternative albums charts. In 2014, the album was awarded at Independent Music Awards in the "best producer" category, with jurors praising the "sophisticated soundscapes that cushion the songs."[5]

As a performer, Mree has appeared at New York City venues including the Highline Ballroom, Rockwood Music Hall, and The Studio at Webster Hall.[6]

In 2013, a Target commercial was released that featured a thirty-second clip of an original Christmas song by her entitled "Santa Catcher."[7]

On December 8, 2015, she released her third album, Empty Nest.

Perlo[edit]

In February 2016, Mree announced Perlo, a collaboration with musician Henri Bardot. In March 2016, the duo released their debut EP, Patterns.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Grow (2011)
  • Winterwell (2013)
  • Empty Nest (2015)
  • Silver and Gold - EP (2017)
  • The Middle - EP (2019)

Singles[edit]

  • "Lift Me Up" (2011)
  • "Of the Trees" (2011)
  • "Monsters" (2012)
  • "Into The Well" (2013)
  • "Fame (Cover)" (2014)
  • "Talkabout" (2015)
  • "The Evergreen" (2016)
  • "Passion (Sanctuary) (Cover)" (2016)
  • "Lava Lamp (Cover)" (2017)
  • "Harvest Moon" (2017)
  • "In the Kitchen" (2018)
  • “The Middle” (2018)
  • "Face My Fears" (2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sonis, Rachel. "EPISODE Release 'Hold On': Listen to Their Mesmerizing New Track". Idolator. Hive Media Group. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Nutley's Hillside Café to host Mark Conklin June 18". NorthJersey.com. June 9, 2011. Archived from the original on March 17, 2016. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Hal B. Selzer (March 22, 2012). "Local Noise: Mree". The Aquarian. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  4. ^ "Artist On The Rise: Mree". FanLaLa. November 16, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  5. ^ Bruce Houghton (June 5, 2014). "Independent Music Awards Names 2014 Winners". Hypebot. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Nina Nesbitt New York, Marlin Room at Webster Hall, 18 Nov 2013". Songkick. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Target TV Commercial, 'Santa Catcher' Song by Mree". isport.tv. Retrieved June 20, 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Mree at Wikimedia Commons