Did you ever have the dream of being on a cloud? English-Australian musician Mereki released the official video for the standout single “Purple Moons” from her ironically-titled debut album Death Of A Cloud.
The song itself is an ethereal, piano and guitar-tinged ballad in which Mereki enchants us with her soft vocals while reminiscing of a pleasant memory.
I sit still
and ask for greatness
mind travel through Purple Moons
I wait for the world to quiet ask it what I’m meant to do
sweep through and pass
colors swirl paint them to last
nothing more and nothin’ less
just here with my only breath
The songstress further elaborates that the song came as a result of a state of meditation.
“This song always lulls me into a milky, dreamy haze. For me, it perfectly encapsulates what it’s like to be inside of a good meditation. The lyrics and melodies came out whole after a particularly clear meditation, and writing this song was definitely more of a ‘channeling’ situation. We then demoed this song in my living room in LA and loved the vibe of friends just hanging out together and sharing a magical musical moment so much that we kept the demo vocal take. The vocals you hear on the record were captured in my living room and I love that. I’m always trying to keep the authenticity of the original song in my recordings, which can be hard to do, but I think you can hear that this is a real one.”
The music video, directed by frequent collaborator and close friend Lizzy Born, records a dreamlike transition between the UK and Los Angeles as we find Mereki walking around a purple-tinged sky and other natural settings like a beach at sunset. Born explains the reasoning between the contrasting cities.
“It’s a love letter between us, formed over the three-year span of the pandemic. In that time, we both moved from the city where we met, Los Angeles. The video became a time capsule of our friendship there, a representation of new ways we were communicating, and the initial loneliness of a new home.”
Aside from releasing her debut album back in March, Mereki has been busy with performing at Glastonbury this summer.