Hallucinations Cloud Lou Berry’s Mind in “Mary’s Lies”

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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // April 29, 2020

It’s been a few years since we last heard from Lou Berry, but now he’s back and better than ever. A self-taught pianist, guitarist, bassist, and producer, Berry has never once limited himself creatively–and he doesn’t plan to do so anytime soon. To relaunch his music career, Berry is winning us over with a sultry new single, “Mary’s Lies.”

Berry’s hometown of Paris may be known as the City of Love, but “Mary’s Lies” shares a melancholic tale of broken love with weed easing the pain. Featuring soul/hip hop artist Eylia, “Mary’s Lies” delivers silky vocals and soothing elements of R&B, soul, hip hop, and jazz. More than anything, this seductive track transports us to the very hallucinatory world of illusions Berry describes.

On “Mary’s Lies,” Lou Berry shared,

“Mary’s Lies’ is a song about addiction. It tells the story of a man who smokes weed to join an ex-lover in a delusional world created by vapor trails and hallucinations. Mary is a memory of love etched in the brain of a man who made wrong decisions in the past, and can’t stand his reality anymore. The song builds a world divided between fictional convenience and the toughness of reality.” 

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