Love is a ‘many splendoured thing,’ but sometimes dependency on another can become its own prison. When it becomes a contract of enslavement to another’s whims and desires, one can lose control – and forget their own free will.
This is the impetus behind the new track from Meersein and Corlyx: “Her Slave,” a hauntingly beautiful track that encapsulates the feeling of being so drawn to someone that we lose sight of everything else – ultimately falling into a perilous cycle of dependency and energetic draining. The lyrics offer a vivid portrayal of a person who has become enslaved to their lover’s desires, unable to break free from the chains of infatuation.
This song offers a unique fusion of classic 80s synth-pop sounds and modern effects, resulting in an intoxicating blend of the old and new. The instrumentation is reminiscent of Depeche Mode’s “Violator” era, while also incorporating elements of contemporary bands like Nuovo Testamento. The driving boy-girl interplay in the vocals, delivered by Meersein and Corlyx, are truly mesmerizing, conveying the track’s theme of addiction and entrapment in a powerful, anthemic chorus.
The video for Her Slave, opening strong with images of a bloodied apple and a serpent – implying mankind’s fall from grace – bounces between performance and the aimless wandering of a zombified entity in a hooded cloak. Where is he headed? Who is he? Does he remember who he is anymore?
Since October 2021, Meersein has been making a name for himself in the darkwave scene, with his debut single “Speechless” dropping in June 2022. This multidimensional artist isn’t just an experienced musician and dynamic live performer, but also a passionate New Wave enthusiast. His love for various aspects of music is evident in his releases, captivating listeners with his infectious passion.
Caitlin Stokes, the producer and frontwoman for Corlyx, is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. She not only plays keytar and produces for The Dark, but also co-owns and operates the recording studio Dtuned Brighton Productions LTD with her bandmate Brandon Ashley. Originally from Los Angeles, Caitlin has been living in Europe since 2015, making music and collaborating with many artists along the way. Her creative talents extend beyond music, as she is also an accomplished photographer and videographer, adding a visual dimension to her artistic endeavors.
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