Sometimes going under doesn’t sound half bad, particularly when what’s happening on land makes us want to bury our heads in the sand anyway. Iranian vocalist Maryama captures the free-floating sensation an underwater world from life’s strife and stress with her ethereal, transformative sounds.

Hearkening back to music by ’90s stalwarts the Cranberries, songstresses like Dido and Natalie Merchant, and tonal wonders such as Enya, Maryama crafts a sound that’s overdue for a big comeback. Her new track, “Where the Mermaids Are” has the power to captivate its listeners much like a mermaid’s siren call. It haunting resonance combines Western ambient music with her native instrumentation for a sonic experience that’s a perfect soundtrack for meditation or for simply taking some “me time” during your busy days.

Complementing the composition is Maryama’s new video for “Where the Mermaids Are,” making its exclusive premiere here on Popdose. Awash in a sea of vivid, beautiful colors, our heroine draws beach-goers to join her underwater. In the words of Liz Lemon, “I want to go to there.”

For more Maryama, check out her website.

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Allison Johnelle Boron

Allison lives in Los Angeles where she is a freelance music journalist, jug band enthusiast, and industry observer. She is also the editor of REBEAT magazine. Find her on Twitter.

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