We all dream of kicking that no-good “significant” other out the door – well, we often think about it even when they’re gone but damn, does it feel good! Toronto’s Merival – real name Anna Horvath – does just that in the new 90’s Jewel-esque track, “Kicking You Out,” giving a voice to the powerless and scorned. Look for the singer’s debut EP, Lovers, out on January 29.
“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.”
Listen to “Kicking You Out” below: