Bridgit Mendler Opens Up About Her ‘Nemesis’ EP: Exclusive
They say that fear is your greatest enemy—but on Bridgit Mendler's new EP, Nemesis, the artist marches fearlessly into a bold new sound.
After diving into the bubblegum-hued world of upbeat pop on her 2012 debut, Hello My Name Is..., and staking her claim at radio success with catchy feel-good singles like "Ready or Not" and "Hurricane," Mendler is finally ready for the next chapter of her music journey.
On Nemesis, the honey-voiced pop star explores a stormier sound and moodier themes, weaving a tale of post-heartbreak self-reflection through a deliciously atmospheric soundscape of saccharine trip hop ("Atlantis"), folksy soul ("Library"), hazy R&B ("Do You Miss Me At All") and groovy alt-pop ("Snap My Fingers").
"This whole project has been about conquering fear," Mendler says of the EP. "But I don't think fear is something you conquer. I think it's a nemesis. I think it's something that keeps on popping up over and over again. It's always there, it's always at your shoulder."
Nemesis is released on November 18 via Black Box Records.