Merival shares "Kicking You Out," releases Lovers EP

Lovers is a collection, her warm debut. The five-song EP is shaped by relationships and reflection, finding beauty and transformation in heartache. Since landing in Toronto in 2012, she has been active in the music community, contributing to projects and collaborating with musicians including Ryan Hemsworth (Secret Songs), Torquil Campbell (Stars), Darren Seltmann (The Avalanches), Swim Good (Bedroomer) and fronting my old band First Rate People.
All of the songs on Lovers were written before she was 20. She wrote ‘Kicking You Out’, the second single, when she was 17 – it’s the oldest song on the EP – about someone she’d been in love with for two years already. She’d never lived with him so she took some artistic liberties there; the idea of kicking him out was more of a premonition she had, that she would carry him with her for years and years after the fact and would need to be continually kicking him out of her mind. So far it’s held true.

Lovers was recorded with my friend Asher Gould-Murtagh and mastered by Glen Watkinson at Sheepdog Studios.