Fresh off the release of her first English single “It sucks to know you (FU)” earlier this year, the rising Israeli pop sensation mergui releases its latest title ‘Lie like that’.
Produced by Mike Dean (Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Drake, The Weeknd)the brutally honest pop ballad sees the 22-year-old embark on a deeply personal journey of self-discovery as he navigates through the rungs of heartache in hopes of finding a sense of peace and purpose. acceptance into the duality of love and hate.
“‘Lie like that’ is naively thinking that you can solve the problems that start to appear in a relationship. says Mergui of the single. “Then the tracks see me realizing it won’t work, starting to say goodbye to the future we had planned together, before finally saying goodbye.”
In an effort to bring the song’s message to life, the music video for “Like Like That” serves as a sequel to the story told in “It sucks to know you (FU)”which shows Mergui driving the same car, this time all night, on a “A foggy, rainy road in which he eventually loses control and crashes, a metaphor for unmanageable emotions that burn deep.”
Watch the official clip of ‘Lie like that’ below:
Having spent much of his youth expertly honing his craft and working tirelessly to perfect his live act, studying Western artists including michael jackson, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder and justin bieber on YouTube, Yehonatan Ya’akov “Jonathan” Mergui, alias merguidecided to study music at an arts high school, before being approached and then invited by a top talent producer to appear on Israel’s biggest TV music show, The rising star.
After her appearance, Mergui embarked on a promotional campaign of TV appearances, concerts and festivals, editorials and fashion campaigns before releasing a string of hugely successful Hebrew language singles. At the age of 18, however, Mergui was required by law to serve in the Israeli army. Already a major figure in the music industry, he was tasked for three years with performing for his fellow young Israelis, traveling across the country from base to base. In 2020, Mergui was personally signed by Haim Saban at Saban Music Group And the rest, as they say, is history!
With 1.24 million streams on Spotify, 1.2 million on Apple Music and over 2 million views to date worldwide on the music video for “It sucks to know you (FU)”it’s clear that mergui is an artist on the cusp of a major international breakthrough.