SEE: Pop Music | Meernaa – “As Many Birds Flying”

Meernaa, indie pop, indie rock, as many birds flying

LA-based by way of Oakland, producer, songwriter and vocalist Meernaa announces her forthcoming new album So Far So Good, due October 6th via Keeled Scales. Coupled with the album’s announcement, Meernaa shares the serene new single “As Many Birds Flying,” which comes to life alongside sweeping visuals directed by Silvia Grav (American Horror Story, True Detective) of Bond and two counterparts dancing across the sandy desert. The single arrives on the heels of Bond’s run of shows at SXSW in Austin, where she debuted new music from the album for the first time.

Meernaa’s So Far So Good includes early singles “On My Line,” “Another Dimension” and “I Believe In You,” the latter of which arrived with the announcement of Meernaa’s signing with Keeled Scales. Bond’s followup to her 2019 record Heart Hunger, which Paste described as “a dazzling display of instrumental prowess and technical know-how” refines those skills even further into a vividly-written-and-performed portrait of self-examination. So Far So Good finds Bond processing themes of addiction and loss, interpreting dreams, and discovering methods of release behind intertwining compositions of Americana, indie-pop and classic R&B.

A Bay Area native, Bond started out as a music lover before picking up the guitar and learning the ropes through her high school jazz program. Eventually, Bond began writing her own songs. Wanting to deepen her knowledge of music and grappling with the decision of attending college, Bond began interning at Tiny Telephone Recording in San Francisco in 2013, and eventually worked to afford one day of recording for herself, where she ended up working with her future bandmate and husband Rob Shelton.

Shelton and Bond began playing music together soon after and Bond began releasing music as Meernaa, collaborating with other Bay Area musicians Doug Stuart (Brijean) and Andrew Maguire. In 2020, Shelton and Bond moved to Los Angeles together to open their own studio Altamira Sound with other Tiny Telephone alums James Riotto and Andrew Maguire, fostering a community around the blooming LA music scene. As Meernaa, Bond has continued to hone her skills as a guitarist, songwriter and perfomer, sharing bills with the likes of Helado Negro, Nilüfer Yanya, Sam Evian, Miya Folick and Brijean.

Check out “As Many Birds Flying” and pre-order / save So Far So Good above, see more album details below and stay tuned for more from Meernaa coming soon.

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