Pronounced “marrow,” the name mehro encapsulates their goal of seeping into the literal DNA of listeners. “The concept was born from bone marrow: It’s essential for us to live, but we never see it,” recalls mehro. “I hope my music can be the marrow of someone’s soul.” By sharing so much of themself—and, in turn, making others feel seen—on their latest releases, mehro comes a step closer to their quixotic goal. “I’m chasing a dragon that can never be caught.”
Born and raised in Oakland, CA and currently based in LA, King Isis (they/she) shifts shapes and fuses sounds ranging from rock and R&B to jazz and blues, sweeping through pain, growth, and transformation.
Music has been in King Isis’ blood for generations. They were taught on the piano of their great-great-grandmother Omega King, one of the first Black opera singers in Chicago. Stifled by years of stringent classic training, they began to explore alternative worlds. A counter-culture weirdo, King Isis creates for those outside the margins.