Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Annual Rings”?
My latest single “Annual Rings” is about the passing of time. It tells a story that is now gone, this feeling of being aware of things and situations passing by. We shouldn’t take any moment for granted, because in the next second it’s gone. I am living this story again through this melody.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
I got inspired to write this song by becoming aware of the past. I was nostalgic and was longing for this one moment that I will never live through again.
How was the filming process and experience behind the video?
We were a very small team doing a trip to the sea to film there. From the beginning, when I was talking with the director about this longing, nostalgic, infinite character of the film, it was clear that we had to shoot at the sea in the north. The whole filming process was so beautifully emotional and super stressful at the same time, because we didn’t have a lot of time, chasing the sunny hours and perfect lighting for the dark scenes. We wanted to tell a metaphorical story which is almost like dreaming or memorizing. As I do a lot of music for films, it was very interesting for me to be deeply involved in creating a film for the music this time around.
The single comes off your new album Stardust – what’s the story behind the title?
“Stardust” is all about melodies. I really wanted to get back to the core of every composition, to the beginning of every cosmos. Every track is concentrated on their own melody and every melody shows its own universe. I wanted to go back to the original honest emotion, the pureness and to just play what I heard in my head. At some point we all came from stardust, it’s our origin. Stardust came together to create our world. Composing the music of “Stardust“ made me go back to the very beginning of everything.
How were the recording and writing process?
To compose these tracks I isolated myself in order to find the pure emotion and to ignore any external influences. I got very much into a state of trance with every melody popping in my head. These moments of trance are full of longing. They can be really painful.
By the end of it, I couldn’t stop the inspirational flow and new piano melodies popped up in my head almost every day, even though the album was already finished.
What role does Berlin play in your music?
I think Berlin influenced my style a lot, since I was young. Growing up in Berlin, you get confronted with so many cultures and music genres all around the city. Not only listening to them, but also experiencing them live. The techno club scene also showed me different ways of experiencing music. The energy that Berlin has, the fast development, the people that come from all over the world, the longing for freedom, for new adventures – it’s all part of my music.
What else is happening next in Meredi’s world?
I am very excited for the release of “Stardust“ on the 20th March 2020. Right now I am already composing music for my second album and planning its path.