Mersi – State Of Mind [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Energetic, jazzy, groovy

Tell us a few things about your new song State Of Mind. What is the main idea behind it?

„We all fall into insecurity sometimes. Thoughts change in a split second, euphoria suddenly turns to fear, and instead of a brain it’s an empty shell. If only we could sink into the calm waters of certainty and balance in that moment.”
My third single is called “State Of Mind”. It differs from the first two in its overall sound, which is more lo-fi, as well as the male rapping. One of the most important songs of my career was written in my home recording studio. The mix and master was handled by producer and sound engineer Roman Rai.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

Probably this lyric is very close to my heart in the current tense times. Even though I am not the author, it expresses my feelings and current view of the world.

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

First of all my family, especially my father and grandfather, who brought me to music when I was young and supported my musical development. I listened to heavy metal, funk and jazz until I got into dance music and djing in the nineties. First it was Propellerheads, then Turntablerocker, Stereo MC’s, Groove Armada and many others.

What would you change in the music industry?

Definitely the way musicians are paid these days. Spotify and other streams are certainly a good thing, but the rewards for artists are too low in my opinion. Actually the only income left was live gigs, and there’s not much of that now either due to the pandemic. It’s not an easy time for artists, but I believe it will get better as time goes on.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

The state of mind should be relaxed but not tired, attentive but not tense, open to new experiences in music and life.

What is the most useless talent you have?

That’s the question…I guess I have a knack for wasting a lot of time and then catching up on things at the last minute. I’m pretty good at that 🙂

Thank you!

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