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Merin

WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM MERIN

“Heat Death” is the newest single from Canadian band Merin.

Merin, hailing from Winnipeg, consists of Cole, Kathryn, Jordan, and Joel, describing themselves as “A melancholy power pop quartet that reminds you that everything will be alright.”

Well, I must admit, they’re not wrong.

The beginning guitar strap-line is something that The Vaccines would be proud of, alongside that, I’m getting the vibes of Circa Waves, two fantastic influences if this is the case.

Once they kick in, the vocals are fantastic, I love the echoey, sultry vocals that merge with the backing track, it’s like 80’s meets moody indie pop, merging a few different genres takes some talent, and I think Merin have given it a pretty good shot.

They’ve took their own twist on Pop and I love it, it’s like an indie backing track, synth-like soul vocals and melancholy lyrics.

It shouldn’t work but they’ve crafted the levels and tempo right so it works like a charm.

The only thing I’m not overly keen on is the ending. Essentially, it’s one long guitar solo, the solo itself is sublime and had me nodding along, however, I am a bit disappointed that it ended with that, I would have liked it to have a bit of vocal and stronger end just to tie it all together.It’s impressive just how long it goes on, the skill is clear and it matches the energy of the song.

The lyrics are punchy and relatable and overall, Merin has made a fantastic job of Heat Death, it’s a fantastic mix of genres that play with your mind and soul, with great skill and technique.

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