Yes, that’s my real name.
MERLIN’s eccentric roots come from far and wide, born in Albania – and she has used her story as an influence and cornerstone for her sound. Channeling the likes of household names like Dua Lipa and Halsey, MERLIN compels emotion out of the listener leaving them feeling haunted and reminiscent.
MERLIN’s debut single, ‘Love’, comes off her first EP. The song is a cautionary tale to her younger self about false love which plays into the track’s artwork: a childhood photo of MERLIN smiling with Barbie and Ken. Her second single, ‘I Owe You’, continues the story from the moment when one realizes their worth and unapologetically steps into their power by finally setting boundaries.
With lyrics like “I won’t give you anything you haven’t earned…Now let it burn”, MERLIN gives major attitude with a powerful message. Her recent and third single off the EP, is an ode to the multidimensional woman. Good, bad, sad, and mad—she’s not simple and she doesn’t want to be. Dancing to the best of the warning signs and realizing that sometimes it’s not you, it’s them.
Throughout her music, MERLIN conducts her distinctive sound through a marque of mystery, beauty and poetry and if you ask her what her songs consist of, she’ll tell you, “life, death, and MAGIC.”
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