When I was younger, my family and I spent summers at a cabin on Grand Traverse Bay in a small town called Omena. Nights were quiet, chilled. It seemed the moon was always full, throwing diamonds across black water. Those nights closed with hours spent, feet dangling off the dock, sweet singer-songwriters accompanying conversations over the meaning of life and determining our dreams.
As we age, life unfolds sometimes not in ways expected. Occasionally, a track can take you back in time. London-based Susie Merry has released her debut single, “Weatherman” and announced her debut EP, Body In Time, which will be out September 8. Indulge in reminiscence.
Speaking about the new single, she said: “Weatherman is about one day being smacked in the face with the realisation that you have ended up somewhere completely different from where you first intended (and not in a fun, interesting way). That we can do the same thing over and over, and be so habitual without being intentional, that we don’t really feel recognisable to ourselves anymore.”
“Why do we feel so duty-bound to things that might actually be harmful to us in the long run? Can we break free of that expectation to be dutiful in order to be happy? People make a lot of prescribed choices – and I don’t think that’s always a bad thing – but it doesn’t work for everyone all of the time. That was what I was trying to explore.”
Check out “ Weatherman” on streaming platforms or below.