ARTIST: Merry Ellen Kirk
SONG: “Lovers & Liars
HOMETOWN: Nashville, Tennessee
CURRENT LOCATION: Columbia, Missouri
AMBITIONS: Writing great songs & being a Disney princess.
TURN-OFFS: Closed minds.
TURN-ONS: Open hearts
DREAM GIG: Every time I play a house concert, it feels like a dream gig; I love meeting everyone in the audience & connecting with people through the language of music. It would be amazing to play at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville someday too.
FAVORITE LYRIC: It’s constantly changing, but Courtney Barnett’s “Kim’s Caravan” has some of the best lyrics I’ve heard in a while: “We either think that we’re invincible or that we are invisible, when realistically we’re somewhere in between / We all think that we’re nobody but everybody is somebody else’s somebody”
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: I know this guy named Diggy Splash who does rap battles & also works out “with” Shia LeBeuf & Kimbo Slice on local access television.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan.
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: My husband, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Ingrid Michaelson, and Imogen Heap.
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Paul. I was in Nashville working on the new record and got a text from my dad that said “Paul McCartney is in town tomorrow night. This will probably be the last time he tours since he is 72.” I got out my notebook and took songwriting notes during the show.
I WROTE THIS SONG: Because I went to a songwriting conference & a friend who works on this tv show mentioned she needed songs for the ends of the episodes when characters get killed off. That got me thinking about why murder happens; more often than not it seems to be about love, jealousy, betrayal….what would drive a person to that place?