It isn’t that simple to describe Stranded Mermaid in a few words. They offer many styles, genres and feels, all mashed up togehter. They have a varied selection of influences such as Lana Del Rey and Lykke Li that certainly can be heard in their music. But all of that doesn’t really matter when listening to ‘Allies’. It is a fresh and current experience. An uplifting song with a chorus that has anthem potential.
The whole arrangement is very rhythm driven and they use all sorts of instruments and textures to create a moving and positive track. The Swedish duo has been making music for a few years now. This track is all about friendship and how to overcome difficult patches. It is especially interesting to hear electronic elements paired with different types of percussion and drums. The rhythm and the effects in the back create an image of feeling rooted and being one with nature.
This song has such great potential as it describes the unbreakable bond between people as a universal feeling. A catchy sing-along track that will go down well during festival season… We look forward to hearing much much more from Stranded Mermaid!