Last Friday, January 29th, Alternative Rock Orchestra MEER released their new album “Playing House” on Karisma Records, celebrating it with a new video “Beehive”.
The video, which features an animated series of paintings, was filmed, edited, and produced by Beth Madeley, and can be seen below.
It is a stunning animation, about which the band had this to say:
The Beehive video is made by the amazing animator and illustrator Beth Madeley. We gave Beth full artistic freedom to make her visual interpretation of the song, and we are awestruck with what she came up with.
A band whose music is mix of orchestral pop, classical music and progressive rock, MEER started life as a duo in Hamar, Norway, in 2008, expanding to become an eight piece whose individual musicians brought with them their own styles, musical interests and influences, to create an interesting eclectic sound.
With “Playing House”, MEER’s lineup of 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 have created a sophomore album with a massive sound whose melodies and harmonies bring with them a few surprises.
Recorded at Ocean Sound Recording and Tanken, “Playing House” is produced by Lars Gärtner Fremmerlid (EINAR STRAY ORCHESTRA). 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)
“Playing House” is available in CD, Digital and DLP formats, and is now available from all the usual retailers and streaming services which can be found via this link https://karismarecords.fanlink.to/MEER_Playing-House
Or directly from Karisma Records at: