In a period of great uncertainty, like this ongoing “pandemic era”, even the stronger ones are in search of emotional oasis; Dutch, alt folk singer-songwriter Roos Meijer is releasing ‘Calm Me Down‘, today, November 17th, a unique, experimental treat, free from genre boundaries, which is ‘an attempt to capture the feelings anxiety, in a time where the future is uncertain for all of us, and many people are living with worries and fears‘. Minimal, immediate, eerie, soothing and utterly moving, needless to express out excitement for this adorable exclusive premiere on Last Day Deaf!
‘Calm Me Down‘ is out on Snail Tape Records.
In ‘Calm Me Down’, Roos Meijer takes you into her experience of anxiety. In a time where the future is uncertain for all of us, and many people are living with worries and fears, this song is an attempt to capture these feelings. For everyone who is suffering from anxiety, ‘Calm Me Down’ can evoke feelings of recognition and acknowledgment, and for people who have never experienced anxiety, it is a chance to take an imaginative leap into the mind of another human being, and to understand what anxiety means. Arranged only with vocals, Roos challenged herself as a songwriter, and made this into a highly inventive and original piece of music.
‘Calm Me Down’ will be released under Snail Tape Records; a new independent label and arts collective from the UK: ‘Snail Tape Records has been created not only to aid those in their pilgrimage through the endless realm of music that is found in the crevices of the big bad internet, but most importantly to support and connect the independent artists we promote by inviting them to share their work in this growing online community.’ (https://www.snailtaperecords.com/)
The sincerity of Roos Meijer’s alt-folk touches the heart immediately. Roos lends her music to unheard stories of people around the world, which arouses extraordinary topics in her songs. With a profoundness of detail, in both the songs and arrangement, she manages to find emotional fine lines that are not too often expressed in popular music. Drawing inspiration from a broad range of genres such as folk, classical, indie-rock, and world music, Roos Meijer brings a new crossover to the musical landscape: she takes you by the hand and brings you to places you’ve never been.