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The Merindas


  1. 1.
    We Sing Until Sunrise
  2. 2.
    Before Daylight
The Merindas are Candice Lorrae of Jawoyn and Thursday Islander heritage (born in Darwin NT), and Nyoongar Ballardong Whadjuk woman Kristel Kickett (from Tammin WA).
They discovered their mutual passion for music in Perth over 7 years ago but are now based in Melbourne.
The Merindas are currently making a name for themselves as one of the most electrifying live acts in Australia. They describe their unique sound as electronic pop with a lot of harmony and dancehall feel alongside afrobeats, hip hop with R&B influences.
Their new single ‘Before Daylight’, full of vibrant hooks and flawless sassy vocals is inspired by a traditional Noongar dreaming story called Bimban Born-Kissing Trees. It's about a man and woman who were forbidden to be together. The lyrics 'Before Daylight, give me one last kiss goodbye' describes the couples last moments embraced in each other’s arms. Their love was so strong it grew in harmony with the land through two trees. These trees grew side by side with their branches touching symbolising their last kiss.
Speaking about their new single Candice and Kristel say, "Before Daylight is our first release that has a story of its own and is close to our hearts. It's taken on many shapes and forms over the years because we wanted it to be perfect. For us, it's a strong representation of where we are now and how much we've both grown as artists and writers. We are so excited it's finally being released into the world".
Before Daylight OUT NOW.


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