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Mimicry is a song performed by Kerli and included in her third studio album Shadow Works.

Background Edit

The title was revealed on November 30, 2018, along with the release of Savages and the whole track listing. Through an Instagram live streame on January 15, 2019, Kerli stated that Mimicry was one of her favourite songs off the album, along with Giving Up the Ghost.

Composition Edit

The song was written by Kerli herself, along with Even Sarucco, who also produced the track. Mimicry shows musical similarities with Everybody Bleeds the Same, both of which run at 80 beats per minute and are composed of two verses, a chorus, and an instrumental break. The song features an airy, ambient atmosphere, along with an electronic beat during the musical break. Lyrically, Mimicry shows Kerli singing about her own fragility, and refers her trying to be with somebody who does not care for her the same way she does for this person.

Potential single release Edit

On March 11, 2019, Kerli posted on Instagram that both One and Mimicry had been uploaded by MrSuicideSheep on YouTube[1]. With Kerli's intention of releasing a fourth single off Shadow Works right after the album's release, it is possible that either Mimicry or One can be chosen as singles, or at least, both songs can be considered promotional singles.

LyricsEdit

I braved the sea of ice
Cut to the bone
I was frozen and blue
Just to see you
I followed all your signs
Pressed through the snow
I was battered and bruised
Just to see you

I followed footsteps going nowhere
Until I realized you don’t care
Hiding in plain sight
Messing with my mind
Looking on as I bled there
Fucking predator, how do you dare?
To play dead

Mimicry
Shifting with the light
Changing by the night
You’re a glorious lie
I’ll never find you
Creature of disguise
You just take a life
And play dead

Mimicry
Shifting with the light
Changing by the night
You’re a glorious lie
I’ll never find you
Creature of disguise
You just take a life
And play dead

My lips turned artic white
From kissing the cold
I was gasping for warmth
Just to see you
I swear I got it right
I did as you told
And I left my own north
Just to see you

I followed footsteps going nowhere
Until I realized you don’t care
Hiding in plain sight
Messing with my mind
Looking on as I bled there
Fucking predator, how do you dare?
To play dead

Mimicry
Shifting with the light
Changing by the night
You’re a glorious lie
I’ll never find you
Creature of disguise
You just take a life
And play dead

Mimicry
Shifting with the light
Changing by the night
You’re a glorious lie
I’ll never find you
Creature of disguise
You just take a life
And play dead

Credits and personnelEdit

  • Brian Malouf – mixing, mastering
  • Cyrus Saidi – executive producer
  • Even "EvenS" Sarucco – composer, producer, programming, engineering, piano, keyboards
  • Kerli Kõiv – composer, vocal producer, recording, programming, lead vocals, background vocals, piano, keyboards

GalleryEdit

Kerli - Mimicry (Audio)

Kerli - Mimicry (Audio)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "One + Mimicry are now up...". kerlimusic. Instagram. March 11, 2019. Retrieved from https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu4VqeqgIem/
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