Melbourne’s Merpire has been creating buzz in the indie scene, and has gained the attention of NPR, PAPER, CLASH, and more. She shares new single ‘Village’ with an outside looking in video, plus news of debut album Simulation Ride out 23rd July via Warner’s ADA.
Lyrically, ‘Village’ tackles self-doubt, comparison to others and the realisation that you can’t be everything and everyone to one person – “It takes a village”. It is a slice of observational lyricism that Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt, aka Merpire has become known for – taking seemingly simple ideas from the real world and studying their complexities and intricacies. Like first single ‘Dinosaur’, ‘Village’ is an acknowledgment of Rhiannon’s own battle with anxiety and confidence, but more importantly the growth that comes from facing that head on.
The single comes with a video directed by Nick Mckk, and shows the observational concept from Merpire, that from the outside things may not look like what they seem.
Merpire also announces her debut album Simulation Ride to be released via Warner’s ADA on 23rd July, which is about looking for positivity in anxiety
“Simulation Ride is a musical diary entry into the workings and not-workings of my mind. It exists in hope of connecting with fellow daydreaming experts in creating their own personal simulation ride. I take you through the rom-com and horror sections of my internal video store.”