Merival

Story

Horvath fell in love with harmony early on, while being homeschooled with her musical family and growing up in the Mennonite Church outside Kitchener, Ontario. With a steady influence of folk-music icons like Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, Horvath’s Lovers lays its roots in her direct and arresting songwriting and comes alive with crystalline vocals that soar and haunt.

Since arriving in Toronto in 2012, Horvath has been active in the music community, contributing to projects from some of the scene’s most influential players, including Ryan Hemsworth, Torquil Campbell (Stars), and Darren Seltmann (The Avalanches). Recorded with Asher Gould-Murtagh (Marriage) and mastered by Glen Watkinson (Sheepdog Studios), Lovers is set for release January 29th, 2015.”

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Media

Press

10-04-2016

Massive congrats to Merival for ‘Kicking You Out’ hitting 300k on Spotify!

09-19-2016

Listen to the new Merival collaboration with Soda Island on Indie Shuffle!

07-13-2016

Great new mix on Live in Limbo featuring Brooklyn Doran, Merival, Gillian Nicola, The Velveteins + a bunch of other great tracks!

06-22-2016

SheWolf Radio talks to Merival before she plays Live in Bellwoods: Great Heart Festival 2016 this Sunday!

03-31-2016

Read Ottawa Showbox great live show review of Merival’s Ottawa show on the weekend!

03-31-2016

Listen to ‘Lovers’ below and see Merival’s upcoming east coast dates in Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton & Peterborough!

“’Lovers’ is a pretty transparent title,” she said. “I wrote the songs about various stages of various relationships I had before the age of 20. This is stuff that cut deeply and now that they’ve percolated and been crowd-tested again and again I’m proud to say that I still love them. I could have moved […]

03-31-2016

Merival is CBC Ottawa’s top show pick this weekend!

  “Merival‘s latest release, an EP called Lovers, is made up of entirely of songs Horvath wrote before the age of 20 — but that shouldn’t imply that they suffer from a lack of wisdom. “Alay Alas” might be one of the best examples of her finely-crafted musings on human relationships, with Horvath singing, “I […]

02-26-2016

The new Merival EP is featured on Le Canal Auditif’s best of February!

02-18-2016

A great article on the “Who, What, Where, When, Why” of Merival on For The Rabbits!

02-18-2016

Merival’s ‘Kicking You Out’ makes The 405’s list of 2016’s best thus far!

Take a listen now!

02-18-2016

Fantastic review of the new Merival EP at Grayowl Point.

  “Lovers” EP is out now!

02-04-2016

Merival’s “A Better Deal” is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day!

02-04-2016

Read this glowing review of Merival’s ‘Lovers EP’ at Shout4Music!

The new Merival EP is out today! Huge congrats! “Confident, emotional and a hop, skip and a jump above your run-of-the mill kooky cable-knit coffee house chum.”

01-28-2016

Merival’s EP ‘Lovers” reviewed in NOW Magazine!

  “Keep this in mind: Merival wrote the songs before she’d even turned 20, so it’s the promise of what’s to come that’s most exciting.”

01-28-2016

The new Merival EP is review at The Indie Blender! “Lovers” is out on Friday!

“Her EP Lovers covers all the bases of a great collection of folk songs: A hauntingly beautiful voice, a lofty feel to the instrumentation and heartfelt and heart-breaking lyrics.”  

01-28-2016

New review of Merival’s ‘Lovers’ EP on SoundChips. Album out this friday!

01-28-2016

The new Merival EP ‘Lovers’ is streaming exclusively at GoldFlakePaint!

“Most pertinently, there is depth here. Real depth. To sit with these songs a while is to have them sit within you for far longer. They feel like short stories, evocative and descriptive in ways that place you in line with the protagonist.”  

01-28-2016

New Merival EP is out this week. Listen to new single “Kicking You Out” at The Beatforest Music Blog!

Reminiscent of Agnes Obel’s hauntingly-lucid harmonies overlaid by the soft and pulsing rhythm behind Feist’s most intimate tracks, Kicking You Out showcases the acoustic-heights Merival is capable of.  

01-28-2016

Merival’s debut EP ‘Lovers’ is due out January 29, check out her latest on The Revue!

“If the subject matter doesn’t stir your heart, her crystalline vocals and heartfelt delivery certainly will.” (on Merival‘s new single)  

01-28-2016

4/5 for the new Merival single “Kicking You Out” at Nerdyframes!!

01-20-2016

Ursa Major, The Dirty Nil & Merival making waves over at Novella Magazine!

01-20-2016

Merival gets love from The 405 as “Kicking You Out” is dubbed “Track of the Day”!

‘Kicking You Out’ is from Merival’s forthcoming LOVERS EP, which will become available on January 29.

01-20-2016

The Merival song “Kicking You Out” is Quick Before It Melts “New Favourite Song”.

01-20-2016

Merival part of the new edition of Week in Pop at Impose!

01-20-2016

New tracks from Merival and Ursa Major in Alan Cross Official’s New Music From The Inbox.

01-20-2016

New Merival track featured on The Daily Listening!

New EP “Lovers” out January 29th!

01-20-2016

Listen to the new Merival single at Canadian Beats! “Lovers”

EP out January 29th.

01-20-2016

Head over to Ride the Tempo to hear the new Merival single!

01-20-2016

Incredibly excited to have the good people at Earmilk premiere the new Merival single today!

Listen to “Kicking You Out” now and watch out for her “Lovers” EP on January 29th!