From the first few chords of this song, mehro takes you to a timeless space of indie rock and surfy vibes.
"coastline" is a sonically shimmering surf-rock indie fusion that both takes you back in time but also innovates something new for the genre. There is that perfectly nostalgic quality you can't quite name that mehro taps into. Contrast that retro sound with timeless vocals and you have some magic.
The song is totally perfect for that end of summer anthem before we head back into the fall.
It is to no one's surprise that listeners around the globe have fallen for mehro. From his deft, poignant lyrics to his sweet, indie sound, mehro is evocative of pioneers like Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright. In the starry-eyed "coastline," we see mehro venture into a genre-less lane where pop, indie rock, and folk intersect. Gorgeous percussion swells in the soundscape with a pulsing tempo pushing the track along.
On "coastline" mehro shares:
"I wrote the song for a person I could no longer speak to. One night I was looking out to the Malibu mountains and this person came to my mind. This was the song that was channelled through me. I guess it was the only way I could communicate with them.
For those who are reading this, and for those who listen to the song, here is what I’ll tell you: there is nothing that you can find outside of yourself, the destination is in your eyes."
To those who read this and listen to the song, here is what I’ll tell you: there is no sight too far, if you will it and believe it, the destination is in your eyes."
From composition to lyrical imagery, mehro captures the essence of a soul much older and wiser than we would imagine his to be, coming through with a sincerity and maturity that is missing from the current musical landscape. Tastemakers like Flaunt, Ones To Watch, C-Heads, Variance Magazine, and many many others have heralded him as one "of the most exciting new artists to arrive" and there are no signs of his slowing down. Having quickly earned a following of 200K followers on Instagram (and growing rapidly), mehro is charging full steam ahead with his devoted fans backing him every step of the way.
Review by Hannah Schneider