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The Daily Feature: What Message to Find in Mermaid Avenue’s “Don’t Settle for Pain”

Today’s Daily Feature is “Don’t Settle for the Pain” by Australian Indie Rock band Mermaid Avenue. This track examines pain and how we deal with it in our lives. The lyrics were written in such a way where a father shares his experiences on this subject with his son. The father then gives the son this advice to keep living life in a positive way: Life is calling you, Don’t settle for the pain.

“Don’t Settle for Pain” features melodic twists and turns that are overlaid with the driven guitar riffs and banging drums. Elements of 90s rock are present in this track from the lustrous vocals to the emotionally-driven instrumentation. But don’t listen for the peaks in the sound: first starting off soft, and then building up until it sonically explodes with intensity. This tune by Mermaid Avenue is filled with such emotions and passion through its melodic grit, tellable lyrics, and soft yet firey soundscape.

If you are a fan of such bands as Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, REM, Tom Petty, Powderfinger, then you will love “Don’t Settle for Pain”.

Make sure to check “Don’t Settle for the Pain” down below! Let me know what you think in the comments!


About the Artist: Mermaid Avenue

Mermaid Avenue

Mermaid Avenue continue to mix indie rock and alt. country with a healthy dose of 90’s classicism and Oz rock swagger on the new single ‘Turn the Page’. With a new album due for release in 2021, the revamped Mermaid Avenue is keen to expand upon. With 5 great new songs tracked (and many more to come) the band is keen to get their music back out there.

Pre-pandemic, Mermaid Avenue had become a regular feature on the Brisbane scene – driven by the prolific songwriting of singer Peter Clarke combined with the musicianship of Mike Kearey and Chris Wong (guitars), Mark Egan (bass), Casey Lee (keys), and Anthony Judd (drums).

Make sure to check out Mermaid Avenue at the following:

Official Site | Youtube | Spotify | Bandcamp | Instagram | Twitter | Soundcloud


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What Message to Find in Mermaid Avenue's "Don’t Settle for Pain"

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Renee

    Don’t settle for pain- what a beautiful and I inspirational quote

  2. Lyosha Varezhkina

    very interesting! I normally don’t give songs too much thought, it’s great to read it form you and push myself a little more

  3. Following the Rivera

    I’ve never heard of this band before, but what an interesting song, and message here. I’ll look it up.

  4. risalopez

    I love the song message. It is very positive and inspiring. I will add this to my playlist!

  5. Fransic verso

    The lyrics aare pretty nice and these guys are new to me. I will check more of their songs. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Fransic verso

    Awesome song! I like the lyrics and the meaning behind it. Although, it’s the first time konw about this.

  7. Knycx Journeying

    Love the positive vibe and beat of this music and I enjoyed listening to this, thanks a lot for sharing.

  8. Jasmine Martin

    I love the message of not settling. This is such a relatable song that I know a lot of people would love.

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