Thursday, April 25, 2019

Merival - "I With Mine"

Photo by Jen Squires
The latest single from Merival is a beautiful folk-adjacent song, but there is a strong undercurrent of anxiety filling the song. Some might use the phrase "haunting," but for me "I With Mine" is filled with stress. It might be because of the song's subject matter. According to Merival:

"For months on end, I had weekly intense dreams about someone I had dated 6-7 years prior, someone who played a very formative role in my life. It began to feel like a funny loop I had created for myself – this magnetism to somebody who had hurt me very badly but who had nothing to do with my current life. I feared I might have to deal with these thoughts for years to come. I felt powerless. If that person had called me up and asked to see me during that period, I don’t think I would have been able to say no."

I sincerely hope my description isn't keeping anyone from listening, since "I With Mine" is a great song. It's definitely worth your time listening to once or a dozen times. 

You can listen to "I With Mine" below. Lesson, the debut album from Merival, will be out June 21. For more on Merival, check out her Facebook and Twitter.

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