Mere Child – “Storms”


“Storms” is another serenely gripping success from Mere Child, the UK-based project of Aimee Herbert-Smith that has impressed previously with tracks like “Cold Light of Day” and “Where We Are Now.” An intimate, introspective lyricism compels as well throughout “Storms,” described as: “Dealing with past trauma in the present. Not being able to let go, and struggling to navigate relationships.”

A gorgeous entrancement takes hold via the ghostly vocals, with lyrical reference to darkness and light reflective of a structural swell from nocturnal contemplation into jangling guitar intrigue. “Storms” develops with a climactic pull into the anthemic dream-pop repetition past the three-minute turn, sending chills into the impactful conclusion. Shades of Mazzy Star and Cocteau Twins continue to shine, aesthetically. “Storms” is an atmospheric, melodic showcase from Mere Child.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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