Brisbane-based blues/folk journeyman Jordan Merrick is back with the chugging, downtempo ‘Gypsy Diver’ from his upcoming Songs From House Arrest EP. The track blends rootsy folk cheer with melancholy, with a woozy slide guitar creating space between Merrick’s imagery of stormclouds over the open road.

Merrick describes the track as “a song that compares demanding relationships with that of a prospector getting captured and strung up before he could find his wealth. In the end, life is demanding, work is demanding, relationships are demanding – but if you want something bad enough you need to best those demands to come out on top.”

‘Gypsy Diver’ follows the release of his debut EP In Color which was released in May this year.

Check out Jordan’s upcoming tour dates below:

Sunday, November 5th Gasoline Pony Sydney

Sunday, November 12th Black Bear Lodge Brisbane

Saturday, November 18th The Penny Black Melbourne

Thursday, November 23rd Sol Bar Sunshine Coast