Out today on Flying Nun Records, Mermaidens grace the world with their striking new record, Look Me in the Eye.
Fresh off this news, the kiwi trio are excited to announce their New Zealand album tour this October. See what you’re in for with this live session video of album track ‘Priorities’. Watch in full here: https://youtu.be/Y1VTLqelf_4
Look Me in the Eye sees Mermaidens scale new territory, fearlessly pushing sonic boundaries and producing a body of work as severe and progressive as it is vibrant and exhilarating. At the heart of the record lies the thematic exploration of female voices, as band members Gussie Larkin (co-lead vocals/guitar), Lily West (co-lead vocals/bass) and Abe Hollingsworth (drums) expose motifs of exterior masks, human relationships and power dynamics with unflinching fervour.
The title of the new album is intentional in its double-meaning, as notions of confrontation and intimacy collide to unearth the tangled paradoxes of human connection. The voices and perspectives of both front-women shape the record with equal footing, creating a dialogue around female collaboration and friendship.
Look Me in the Eye was recorded with long time collaborator, audio engineer James Goldsmith at Blue Barn Recording Studio in the trio’s hometown of Wellington. Predominantly writing songs independently and then coming together as a trio to work through arrangements and develop ideas, Mermaidens mobilised their strengths in collaboration to produce a body of music that is every bit as experimental, as it is accessible and uniting.
LOOK ME IN THE EYE, OUT TODAY ON FLYING NUN RECORDS WORLDWIDE
Stream now where your favourite music lives, and purchase Look Me in the Eye on CD or vinyl format from your favourite record store.
Listen to Look Me in the Eye
Watch ‘Millennia’: https://youtu.be/jR9MK-2uU5o
Watch ‘I Might Disappear’: https://youtu.be/Z8zzp5FeMP8