Karisma Records have revealed the details of “Playing House”, the sophomore full-length album from MEER, a band whose music is an eclectic mix of orchestral pop, classical music and progressive rock.
Scheduled for release on the 29th January 2021, Karisma Records have today, by way of a single taken from “Playing House”, given us a glimpse into the massive sound comprised of fantastic melodies and harmonies, not to mention quite a few surprises along the way, that we can expect to hear from the band.
The single, titled “Across the Ocean”, can be streamed or downloaded at this location.
Commenting on “Across the Ocean”, MEER had this to say:
“Across the Ocean” is a song about wanting out. The song encapsulates the moment when you decide to let go of your fears end start a journey that may take you to a better place. What lies around the bend? On the other side of the sea? The song was made during a band getaway in the deep forests of Hedmark. Maybe that’s why it feels a little mysterious?
“Playing House, was Recorded at Ocean Sound Recording and Tanken, with producer Lars Gärtner Fremmerlid (EINAR STRAY ORCHESTRA) at the helm, and with artwork by Helena Haglund and Simen Skari, tracklisting for “Playing House” is as follows:
1. Picking Up the Pieces
3. All at Sea
4. Songs of Us
6. You were a Drum
8. Across the Ocean
9. She Goes
10. Where do We Go from Here?
11. Lay it Down
Vinyl only bonus track:
12. Here I Go Again (Whitesnake cover)
Formed in Hamar, Norway, in 2008, originally as a duo known as TED GLEN EXTENDED, MEER has expanded its lineup to eight members, comprising Johanne Kippersund on vocals, Knut Kippersund on vocals, Eivind Strømstad on guitar, Åsa Ree on violin, Ingvild Nordstoga Eide on viola, Ole Gjøstøl on keyboards, Morten Strypet on bass and Mats Lillehaug on drums.
The additional members brought with them their own individual styles and musical interests and influences, and it is therefore not surprising that MEER’s music is as eclectic, and interesting, as it is today.
“Playing House” will be available in CD, Digital and DLP formats, and is now available to pre-order from:
A video of MEER performing an earlier version of “Across the Sea” can be seen at https://youtu.be/AFPMoIJk6jU