The Pearl

Steev Lemercier
Text by
Will van Kleev


Steev Lemercier was born on land (in Geneva actually), but his heart lives with the sea (he grew up in Sicily, but calls Berlin home for the last thirteen years). The sea shanty has always been a major musical inspiration to him. Here Steev shares a preview of ‘The Pearl’ from his forthcoming Merman Tale long player. It’s a sun-kissed lullaby in three quarter time, which unfolds like a merman’s meditation.

Steev has recently been spotted performing with his band, The Lala Boys, at the Venice Biennale — an ideal location for any merman — as part of the Pane per i Poveri art and music festival, as well as the Christodoulos Panayiotou party, which was set in the delicate rose garden of the Palazzo Malipiero. Magic!

BUTT asked Steev if his life as a merman was a solitary one, and he had this to say: ‘The merman goes on solo… He’s waiting to be hunted by a jolly sailor bold’.

‘The Pearl’

I woke up today and I recalled, the broken is hard to fix…
Not all deep eyes has it’s own dreams,
not all long ways has it’s own shades!
Every blue Ocean is full of pearls As for;
Every dark skies is full of stars, full of stars…
So I opened up wider my darkening eyes and I looked at the world,
Like an open air oyster where I found my own pearl as a priceless new day.
Like an open air oyster where I found my own pearl as a priceless new day.

Steev Lemercier plays the Kara Kas Bar this Saturday, 16 May 2015 from 9 P.M. at Kurfürstenstraße 9, 10785 in Berlin. More of Steev’s tunes can be found here.

Published on 15 May 2015