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The Voice: Season 6 Top Five Finalist, Kristen Merlin, Releases Debut EP, Boomerang
Kristen Merlin Photo credit: Matt Gleason
(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 20, 2015) – Country newcomer Kristen Merlin has released her debut EP, Boomerang, today, Jan. 20, 2015. Merlin, who finished 4th on season 6 of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning show, The Voice, is coming off the show’s US tour and making her debut with the five-song EP.
Boomerang, which is available on iTunes, Amazon and other major digital retailers, was produced by Corey Britz, engineered by Paul Fig
and recorded at Southland Records in Los Angeles. The five-track EP
features four songs written by Merlin, while title track, “Boomerang,”
was co-written by Corey and Kara Britz.
Merlin commented of the project, “I am super excited to take this
next step in my career and finally release some original work to my
fans! This EP is filled with heartfelt tunes that listeners will be able
to relate to. Many thanks to all those who were involved in seeing this
project through from start to finish! I couldn't be more proud of the
Merlin’s music career began in the first grade where she made her solo
debut with “Never Never Land” at her elementary school’s rendition of Peter Pan.
From that moment on, Kristen Merlin knew the stage would be her home,
and began to perform at every opportunity that came along. In her junior
year of high school, Merlin’s mother gave the young talent her first
acoustic guitar, and in a few short months, she was a self-taught
guitarist and began writing her own material.
After earning her BA in Music and Sound Recording from the University of
New Haven in Connecticut, and brushing up her performance chops all
over Massachusetts with her self-titled band, as well as another one of
Boston’s leading cover bands, Six Foot Sunday, her talents landed Merlin
a spot on The Voice. After her audition performing Sugarland’s
“Something More,” and some heated haggling between coaches Adam Levine
and Shakira, Kristen joined Team Shakira and became a powerhouse female
staple of The Voice: Season 6. Kristen is now making her debut with original music.
Her EP, Boomerang, is a collection of refreshingly modern
classic country love songs, showcasing Kristen’s “unique and distinct
tone” as well as her vocal range.
Boomerang Track Listing:
1 – Boomerang (Corey Britz / Kara Britz)
2 – A Little While (Kristen Merlin)
3 – Confusion (Kristen Merlin)
4 – For Now (Kristen Merlin)
5 – Pocket Love Song (Kristen Merlin)