Inspired by folk and choral music, alongside her own experiences growing up as a queer black trans woman, Ah Mer Ah Su explores the emotions of love, life, and losses through her experimentation of electronic indie pop and interdisciplinary project Ah Mer Ah Su. By being able to channel her life into her music, she hopes to be able to offer support and validation to others navigating through the challenges of everyday life in today’s society. And she’s definitely getting her message out there, having performed for four consecutive years at the San Francisco Pride Trans March, as well as the Slut Island Festival in Montreal and La Mutinerie in Paris.
While she was in our part of town, the Oakland-based artist was graciously shot by one of our favourite photographers Elliott Lauren, showcasing the dreamy nature and personality that comes along with her irresistible voice.
Following her headline spot at this year’s Transgenre Festival, Ah Mer Ah Su blesses us with a gig at Hugs&Kisses on April 14. So check out the epic photoshoot above and catch us playing Rebecca on repeat until then.
- Words: Chau Nguyen
- Photography: Elliott Lauren