Mermaidens Announce New Album Look Me in the Eye, Share Lead Single “I Might Disappear”

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Mermaidens Announce New Album Look Me in the Eye, Share Lead Single “I Might Disappear”

New Zealand indie rockers Mermaidens announced their third album Look Me in the Eye on Monday morning, complete with a new single and video.

“I Might Disappear” finds the band at their skronkiest. Guitar riffs twinkle with a hint of discordance, layered nicely with a brooding bass line that propels the song forward over taut drum fills and warbling synths. Gussie Larkin’s vocals season the track with a peppery euphony, tying the instrumentation together with a shimmering quality as she sings of temporal anxieties and growing up; “Spent the summer, wrung and hung out / I’m moving past my skin,” she sings with an almost nostalgic warmth.

Attached to the track is a playful video shot during the band’s recent tour across Europe. Shot by Ezra Simons and edited by Larkin, the video is a breezy representation of the band’s clear fondness for one another.

Per a press release, Look Me in the Eye is set to “expose motifs of exterior masks, human relationships and power dynamics with unflinching fervour” while centering female voices. The album was recorded in Wellington, the band’s hometown, with longtime collaborator James Goldsmith; Mermaidens promise that it will be experimental and accessible in equal measure.

Look Me in the Eye is due out Sep. 6 via Flying Nun Records. If you preorder it here, you’ll be entered to win a custom effects pedal called “Moon Cycle” that was designed specifically for the band. Watch the video for “I Might Disappear” below, then keep scrolling to find all the album’s details and Mermaidens’ upcoming tour dates.

Look Me in the Eye Album Art:

Look Me in the Eye Tracklist:
01. Crying in the Office
02. Sleeptalker
03. Millennia
04. I Might Disappear
05. The Cut
06. She’s Running
07. Bastards
08. Best to Hate the Man
09. Priorities

Mermaidens Tour Dates:

12 – Thun, Switzerland @ Mokka
14 – Basel, Switzerland @ Humbug
19 – Dijon, France @ La Peniche Cancale
20 – Tilburg, Netherlands @ Psycho Mind
21 – Margate, U.K. @ Elsewhere
22 – Oxford, U.K. @ The Library
23 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The Hug And Pint
24 – Sheffield, U.K. @ Picture House Social
25 – London, U.K. @ Old Blue Last
27 – Dortmund, Germany @ Naiv Music Festival
28 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Stathe
29 – Offenbach, Germany @ Hafen 2
30 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique

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