Emmie te Pas
Vocalist - Composer - Vocal Coach
November 18th 2020 /
Meika, my brand new band! It all started many years ago, when I started writing music. It's been quite the journey and even though 2020 has been a strange year (putting it mildly) it has also been wonderful because I started working with four incredible musicians and I'm so glad I got to know them.
We've been rehearsing at Fields Studio (Breda) these last couple of months and decided to record our demo here as well. We recorded five fragments of some songs I wrote. You can check them out on www.soundcloud.com/meikamusic/ or click the video below to listen to one of our demo's called 'Shimmer'.
Queen Mab (Becca Stevens cover)
Robert and I decided to do a cover of one of Becca Stevens' songs 'Queen Mab', in which we added some spices of our own.
The lyrics are directly taken from a speech delivered by Romeo & Juliet's Mercutio. Mercutio provokes his friend Romeo with the tale of a fairy midwife named Queen Mab. She rides around in a coach made out of an "empty hazelnut" with spider's "legs" for wheel spokes and spends her time galloping over the noses and lips of sleepers, fillings their dreams with wild fantasies. Initially described as a peculiar, romantic figure but who Mercutio later reveals is a hag who brings nightmares…
I hope you'll enjoy our version of this song!