Fresh off an extensive tour of the UK and Europe, Mermaidens announce their new record, Look Me in the Eye.
The trio’s third full-length album is due out September 6th on Flying Nun Records worldwide.
Today the band has also revealed the first track from their upcoming release called ‘I Might Disappear’, accompanied by visuals filmed from the band’s recent UK/EU tour. The footage was filmed by Ezra Simons and edited down by Mermaidens’ own, Gussie Larkin.
Look Me in the Eye sees Mermaidens 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 album title 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, James Goldsmith at Blue Barn Recording Studio in the trio’s hometown of Wellington.
Pre-order / pre-save Look Me In The Eye
Watch Mermaidens ‘I Might Disappear’: