The super talented singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, and international phenomenon MERGUI arrives with a striking new live version of “Sucks to Know You (FU),” which debuted internationally on July 15, 2022, under SABAN MUSIC GROUP.
The already powerful and intense song morphed into something more delicate and deep in this live version with an outstanding performance by MERGUI with minimalist arrangements, delivering plenty of sincerity both in the music and MERGUI’s naked voice.
“Sucks To Know You (FU),” his first song in English, talks about the roller coaster of emotions experienced after a breakup. MERGUI has the courage to share his deepest emotions through this song, the first single of his debut EP in English, Dark Side of the Rainbow, soon to be released.
In only two weeks, “Sucks to Know You (FU)” has 16M views and a total reach of 25M+ on TikTok, 2M+ audio streams, and more than 1M+ views on YouTube, an early sign of the song’s potential. The song has been toping the charts is Israel and is destined to break worldwide.
This young talented artist has a growth mindset and the determination needed to succeed on a global scale. He recently performed to an audience of 50,000 when he opened for Maroon 5 at Park HaYarkon in Tel Aviv, making headlines worldwide.
The press has already praised MERGUI’s international debut. And on July 18th, Billboard included “Sucks To Know You (FU)” in their “10 cool New Pop Songs to get you through the week”. Rolling Stones says about the song: “Mergui has been a household name in Israel for a while now, but with his first-ever single in English, he’s ready for U.S. audiences to get to know him, too.” Variety states: ”Three years of work led to four deeply personal songs, on which you can hear several of Mergui’s influences, including Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars.”
“Sucks To Know You (FU)” is just the beginning of what he has to offer to the world. MERGUI is a genuine talent committed to his craft and ready to conquer the mainstream music scene.
In 2020, Haim Saban personally signed Mergui to Saban Music Group. After amassing tens of millions of streams and emerging as a star in Israel, the singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, and international phenomenon MERGUI arrives as a fiery force for pop worldwide on a series of English-language singles for Saban Music Group and his upcoming debut EP, Dark Side of the Rainbow. Inspired by his musical family and the western stars he watched on YouTube growing up, such as Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, and Justin Bieber, Mergui decided to study music at a high school for the arts before auditioning for the Israeli TV competition Rising Star at age 17. He placed second on the show, attracting a rabid fan base before releasing his first Hebrew single in 2019.