It’s been a long time since there’s been any activity from the Mermaid Kiss camp, but they’ve just released a new download single, “Circles of Fire”. It’s taken from their forthcoming album “Another Country”, the culmination of their “American Images” project.
Those of you who saw the semi-acoustic version of the band supporting Panic Room, Breathing Space or The Reasoning back in 2008 may well remember this song, as it featured in the live set. It’s a great showcase for Evelyn Downing’s very distinctive vocal style, Although acoustic instruments still feature heavily with Jamie Field’s guitar and Wendy Marks’ beautiful flute playing, here it’s expanded into a full band version culminating in a great solo from lead guitarist Pete West. As a slightly harder-edged Mermaid Kiss with more emphasis on guitar compared with the keyboard-led atmospherics of their last full-length album “Etarlis”, it’s in interesting taster for the forthcoming album.
It’s available for download from CD Baby.