As she prepares to release her new 7-track EP SANS on JJune 2nd, Toronto singer Merna has been stepping out the box to promote her new record with things like art installations and small, intimate concerts, and this time, it seems like she’s here to stay. Listen to the first two singles below, and check out what she has to say.
“’The Exception’ is a song about confronting one’s expectations of forever, and coming to terms with impermanence. That’s a concept I’d been struggling with for a long time. Right at this time while dealing with personal loss, as if the universe was conspiring, my main collaborators got extremely busy and I found myself sans… It was just me, and my keys/studio. I self produced/engineered the track (and the rest of the album to follow). Turns out circumstance knows best. I’ve never felt more satisfied or proud of my work.”
“Broken Telephone” is a song about confronting societies expectations of us, and coming ridding ourselves of the obligation to compromise. That’s part of what the sans experience is about. Confronting others expectations as well as our own, and dissecting the difference between what we think we want and what we actually need.”