Under the Radar: Merely

Other than making the most magic and ethereal music under her own name, Merely is also part of indescribable Swedish trio Team Rockit. With a debut album coming up, we decided to put the emerging artist under the radar.

Would like to meet…
– Dolores O’Riordan have the world’s most beautiful voice I believe, so if I could just meet her and tell her that someday would be so cool. 

Most memorable night out…
– I had a show with Team Rockit at Köjafestivalen this midsummer. Everything and everyone was on top. Like perfect fun. And after the party, in the early morning we had to get to our host for some sleep. But the only way to get there was to walk and it was a loooong walk. We had no cigarettes (big problem in the middle of nowhere), and if you have seen a Team Rockit show you probably understand that the body wasn’t in line for that kind of effort. But after just a few minutes we met a couple on the road who practically gave us a half pack of cigs. And a few minutes after that a cabriolet sports car playing hardstyle pulled up and told us to jump in. So suddenly we could smoke how much we wanted while driving through the woods listening to the best music. 

My greatest extravagance…
– Probably perfume and expensive beauty care products. But sometimes I buy the vanilla fragrance at H&M just to smell like a teenager. So nice.

In my next life…
– That’s in heaven right? Ice cream before supper, walking on water, and flying through clouds.

Wouldn’t recommend…
– That you care too much about what others think. You shouldn’t listen to what everyone else says. Some people actually notice when you do that. And it doesn’t fit you. 

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My hero…
– Fictional female warriors always make me super-excited. They often have a constant vulnerability through the battle. Like Sailor Moon, the crybaby that think everything is too scary but in the end always try for love and justice. And when I read The Hunger Games I became obsessed with that girl Katniss. Started to climb trees and stuff, haha. Or like all the Goddesses with cool skills in myths… I’ve actually named a song on my upcoming album after a tough viking princess from the Hervarar Saga.

Before I die…
– Climbing Mount Fuji and hiking in Greenland. Kids and animals. House and a private jet.

Hidden talent…
– Clairvoyance.

Just discovered…
– Secrets about you.

Dances to…
– To my favorite DJ’s Ferry Corsten, araabmuzik, and Armin Van Buuren. Crying at the same time.

Laughs at…
Nyanko-Sensei. The fat cat who’s always drunk in Natsume’s Book of Friends.

Wears…
UGG, Y-3, Marc O’Polo, Adidas, Juicy Couture, and Givenchy. 

Most visited website…
Aftonbladet. Everyday. 

Most viewed You Tube video…

Find out more about Merely here.

Photo by Fredrik Andersson Andersson.