Louisiana based singer-songwriter Mena just released She Knows, a sophisticated blend of jazz and soul. The EP includes four tracks; “She Knows”, “Want Me”, “Hand In Hand”, and “Us Two”.
Fusing gospel, Hip-Hop, jazz, and R&B with fine artistry, Mena juggles effortlessly with various subtle genre nuances. A latin infused bossa-nova feel for the introductory track “She Knows”, followed by a modern groove in “Want Me”. “Hand In Hand” and “Us Two” follow more traditional jazz patterns, directly inspired by the famous New Orleans’ swing, with an added french touch at the end of “Us Two”.
Partnering up with the legendary Carlos Stephens from New Orleans, Louisiana, who’s produced artists such as Snoop Dogg and Soulja Slim just to name a few, Mena delivers an outstanding performance in all four tracks of the EP. This album introduces us to this strong yet extremely smooth voiced songstress’ rich vocal tones, distilling a laid back feeling with a deep vibe.