Taken from “Lovers”, debut Ep by Anna Horvath, alias Merival.
“Since landing in Toronto in 2012, I have been active in the music community, contributing to projects and collaborating with musicians including Ryan Hemsworth (Secret Songs), Torquil Campbell (Stars), Darren Seltmann (The Avalanches), Swim Good (Bedroomer) and fronting my old band First Rate People.
All of the songs on “Lovers” were written before I was 20. I wrote “Kicking You Out”, the second single, when I was 17 – it’s the oldest song on the EP – about someone I’d been in love with for 2 years already.
I’d never lived with him so I took some artistic liberties there; the idea of kicking him out was more of a premonition I had, that I would carry him with me for years and years after the fact and would need to be continually kicking him out of my mind. So far it’s held true.
“Lovers” was recorded with my friend Asher Gould-Murtagh and mastered by Glen Watkinson at Sheepdog Studios.” – Anna Horvath (Merival).
“A Better Deal” is featured as the current “single of the week” of the radio show L’Attimo Fuggente.