MICHAEL SHANKS
Mermaids of Europa
MICHAEL SHANKSMermaids of Europa

Michael ShanksMermaids of Europa

Indie blues and psychedelic grooves in Valencia, Spain.
Seductive guitars, imaginative lyrics
Think Tom Waits meets Hendrix

2099 – Under the giant subsurface ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa lives a tribe of mermaids with curious healing powers. A human mission to Europa discovers them and consequently takes one hostage. They currently are on a journey back to Earth.

This song began with a warm spring evening in Houston, Texas when I pointed my telescope up at Jupiter. Amazed to see its four biggest moons clearly through the telescope’s glass, I began researching those distant worlds and found that one of them, Europa, has the potential to harbor life. Immediately I began dreaming up this song. What could live under the icy waters of this distant moon: mermaids.