Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Lara Lavi’s song “Mermaid Under a Desert Moon,” the title track from her album Mermaid Under A Desert Moon, the lost sessions 1987-2002 due out this summer. Included above the song is a lyric video as well. The album was produced by Cameron Lavi-Jones and Phillip Peterson (Pink, Taylor Swift, Portugal the Man, Kesha) and mixed by Justin Armstrong (Foo Fighters, Brandon Marsalis, Dave Mathews, Liz Phair).
“Mermaid Under a Desert Moon” is Lara Lavi on vocals, Cameron Lavi-Jones on guitars, Phillip Peterson on cello, and Maurice Jones Jr. on bass. There is a palpable depth and moodiness to this project from the opening note. Follow Lara Lavi through intense fantastic metaphors for the inner human life.
For years I have felt like I am the mother on the erupting Volcano in the movie Dante’s Inferno, left to die while everyone else runs down the mountain safe from the burning lava. It’s a hard image to shake; this idea that somehow I had to sacrifice my own true self to support all the other artists, clients and projects I serve. These songs deserve to be released from hard drive prison. I deserve the chance to share all my truths and hopefully inspire other artists in my same situation It’s time to be brave and run down the proverbial mountain to finally give myself a full deep breath. — Lara Lavi