A bold and coyly humorous video from the Canadian artist...

Merival is the self-described "mystical dirtbag" who thrives on turning negative situations into something positive, something beautiful.

A potent songwriter, the Toronto based artist - real name Anna Horvath - is set to release her debut album this summer, with 'Lesson' set to land on August 2nd.

It's a key step for the songwriter, with Merival pushing herself harder and harder, reaching some unexpected spaces in the process.

New track 'No Brakes' is taken from the album, a probing account of mental illness, and its relationship with art and the creative process.

Poignant and oddly beautiful, 'No Brakes' is accompanied by a video that flips this message around, resulting in something fun and coyly humorous.

Shot by director Max Parr at his apartment in Toronto it's a fun watch. Speaking about the video, Anna says:

“The video for 'No Brakes' was a fun flip around from the track. Whereas lyrically we had a serious subject: depression, and does feeling worse make better art? — This topic was given a spin with contrasting musical elements, for the video we took a kind of goofy narrative and tried to lend some gravitas to the actions around it.”

Tune in now.

Merival's debut album 'Lesson' will be released on August 2nd.

Photo Credit: Jen Squires

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