British neo-soul singer Stef Montanaro has released a new track titled “Mesmerising“, which sees the North London native embracing the beauty of confidence, self-love and empowerment.
The track is driven by jazz-influenced instrumentation and layered electronic bassline, underpinned by Stef’s honeyed voice and old soul sensibilities. Thematically, the song is littered with affirmations and positivity, and it evokes rebirth, unlimited confidence and independence.
Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, Stef Montanaro says, “it’s an open love letter to all of the woman around me, highlighting their worth and importance, it’s a song very close to my heart as I feel it’s
important to pay tribute to the women that have shaped my life and also women in general”.
Stef Montanaro is a 22-year old singer and songwriter born and raised in north London, who is bringing a fresh take to the world of neo-soul and R&B. Within her music, she draws on subject matters such as woman empowerment, mental health, heartbreak, and self-love, and drives her powerful messages over timeless and jazzy instrumentals.
She is a self-taught pianist and grew up in a family of musicians that express themselves through art. As for Stef, she leans into her own influences from D’Angelo and Jill Scott to Donny Hathaway and Lauryn Hill, to deliver a listening experience that is hard to forget.
Listen to “Mesmerising” below: