HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Hide With Me
Navigating life’s intricate mazes with Autism and ADHD, Kaiyah Mercedes paints musical narratives that profoundly immerse into self-identity and mental health. Through the unfiltered lens of her personal odyssey, she establishes an empathic link with her listeners, echoing shared experiences and emotions. More than just a rising star in the music industry, Kaiyah is a beacon of resilience and authenticity, churning out poignant anthems that mirror her unique journey. With her debut album Hindsight as a testament, her artistry embodies musical prowess and an inspiring life testament that resonates deeply within the hearts of many. Building on the success of her debut album, Hindsight, in 2022, she returns with her new single, Hide With Me. This melodic piece takes listeners deeper into her journey of self-realization through an indie-pop narrative infused with a raw, coming-of-age queer theme. At the tender age of 16, this Melbourne talent draws from the collective energy of the LGBTQI+ community. Her music reflects the spirited narratives showcased in the influential series Heartstopper, igniting the creative sparks that fuel her art. Hide With Me bravely navigates the complex corridors of sexuality and self-identity. Kaiyah’s distinctive vocal tone, subdued yet captivating, binds the piece together, animating the song’s essence, underlining its central theme, and delivering a lyrical expanse that resonates with listeners. The track also features lush vocal layers amidst ethereal synth elements, creating an immersive sound field.
The track’s rhythm is underscored by dynamic percussive elements that add depth and detail to this smooth musical tapestry. The collaboration with respected Melbourne producer Seetali Mack (Kevin Silvester) has resulted in a track that evokes nostalgia for the past and an optimistic yearning for the future. After Hindsight’s successful launch and radio play across continents, Kaiyah Mercedes’ debut effort experienced chart success, with a three-week stint on the AMRAP Top 10 Metro Charts and over 200,000 streams on Spotify alone. Mixed by Garrett Kato (Julia Stone, Ziggy Alberts, Tones and I) and fine-tuned by Sam Berdah of The Wall Studio, Hide With Me is slated for release on all streaming platforms on May 26th.