PRLog - July 19, 2012 - Comprised of singer/writer Irene Merring and composer/producer Mike Genato, these two musical soul mates came together to create a collection of incredibly deep, dramatic, and traumatic songs which serve as windows into their souls. Through vulnerable words and powerful melodies, Irene delivers a profound and personal message based on her own life story. Mike sets the story against a sonic landscape that pulls the listener in multiple directions all at once, embarking on an emotional journey that perfectly matches the themes and sincerity of the lyrics. Both Mike and Irene share many influences, such as Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, Nirvana and others. The most crucial commonality is their shared vision of how the story should be told. Song after song, you begin to understand them; start to experience their experience. You feel their pain and their sorrow through dramatic storytelling told with precision, further drawing in audiences. A few cuts from the album have been pre-released to give listeners a taste of what’s to come.
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“Don’t Feel” describes a particular period in Irene’s life where she experienced the “numbness”
“It’s A Shame” is a self-portrait of Irene’s personal experience with the state of anger as part of the grieving process. The song depicts pure rage and raw emotion as Irene leads you down a dark path of disappointment and pain. This song has a fast tempo with hard, break-beating drums that build into raging, emotionally charged vocals. Anger is perfectly represented as you begin to lose yourself in the storyline. Arrangement-
“Breathe” describes the point in your life when you surrender yourself to the now, letting go of the past and accepting who you are, faults and all. That point when you take that breath and free yourself is an emotionally exhilarating release. To fully express that, Irene and Mike brought in a talented string player named Yury Shubov. Adding live strings gave this song a new depth and dimension. The epic arrangement and orchestration on this single brings on a feeling of victory as you hear it’s crescendo build.
“Everything I Hate” is best described by Irene:”This song is about my long an unfortunate history with narcissists from childhood, up until now. My frustration with them has led me to feel a somewhat hatred for them. While at the same time, their charm and need for nurturing plays on my softened heart. I really wanted to write a song that depicted that insanity. So while some parts the song depict rage and frustration, it then changes and becomes loving and affectionate. I love how the song is paradoxical. Makes for an extremely emotional journey. ” Irene describes her battle with grace, plenty of self-searching with a superb outlet to deliver this experience. Musically, this song has balls! It’s raw emotion of the good, bad and ugly. It is high energy and then it breaks down and becomes almost sad and hopeless while always staying vulnerable and truthful throughout.
Irene Merring’s story is the foundation in which Mike feeds on. Mike Genato is a perfect conduit to capture it’s energy and essence, formulating it into an extraordinary magical experience and release it for the universe to absorb. This CD was created viewing their lives from the inside out with the realization that what they created was a work of art.
Irene Merring grew up doing pageants and talent competitions, winning many titles. She attended the LaGuardia Performing Arts High School in New York City and then Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her experience led to the life changing experience of singing backup for Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden for a televised special. While at Berklee Irene fronted a 10 piece funk band which gained popularity by touring the entire East Coast and was eventually nominated for Best Funk Band at the Boston Music Awards.
Mike Genato is a producer and composer who’s toured across Europe with the drum and bass collective Mathematics, playing alongside artists such as LTJ Bukem, Marcus Intalex, Calibre, D.Kay and Gryan Gee; remixed ILS, NuSpirit Helsinki, Badmarsh & Shri and AK1200
He had records supported by BBC Radio1, BBC 1xtra and NYC’s Hot97
He composed and placed music to ad campaigns for Nike, Nissan, Adidas, Toyota, New Balance, TV shows such as VH1’s Hip Hop Honors, MTV’s Real World, Road Rules and Challenges
He’s worked with films such as the critically acclaimed street-art documentary Bomb It and the Take2Interactive video game Outlaw Tennis
You can listen to and/or purchase songs and pre-released singles by logging onto the following websites:
www.promofm.com (Search: After The Fall)
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