Merv Pinny releases new single “I Feel Like a Prisoner” on September 29th

Single is the last in a trilogy of socially aware rock songs

LOS ANGELES, CA – 18 Sep, 2017 – New Zealand modern/alternative rocker Merv Pinny is like many of us in that he is troubled by worldwide events in the past year that have led to political and social upheaval. 

In “I Feel Like a Prisoner”, the last in a trilogy of songs, Merv addresses the division and resentment created by the current administration’s plan to build a border wall between the US and Mexico. Merv partners with Jazz master Ray Walker, who lends the opening of the song a melancholy string guitar solo. 

A natural empath, Merv is able to put himself into the possible scenario of being separated from his family by a wall, being trapped in a situation he could not change. Merv translated the lessons learned from other walls in history and the eventual downfall of these barriers. 

The video for “I Feel Like a Prisoner” tells a story of imprisonment, escape and finding freedom. Featuring imagery from both Mexico and the US, Merv is able to find the emotional core of the issue and make it resonate both lyrically and visually. The video opens with picturesque shots of Mexico, reminding viewers of the rich cultural heritage and pride Mexicans feel for their country. Suddenly, the scene changes to harsh visuals of heavy construction equipment at work, and then to the bleak isolation of prison bars. The video will be available on YouTube and on Merv’s Facebook page.  

To commemorate the people affected by the border wall, anti-immigration rhetoric, the refugee crisis and the release of the final song in the trilogy, Merv will be hosting a live event in his homeland, New Zealand. The event will feature live performances by Merv and other musicians who support Merv’s causes. The event will take place on September 29th in Whangarei, New Zealand. For more details go to  

Merv’s previous releases in the trilogy, “(OB) Can You Hear the Children Cry” and “Wipeout” addressed barriers of a different sort, the barriers between countries that turned ordinary citizens fleeing violence in their home countries into the hotly debated topic of refugees. 

About Merv Pinny

The Farmer turned Kiwi Rocker burst on to the international rock stage when his song “OB Can You Hear the Children Cry” went Viral on Facebook. His high energy Rock songs and metal antics helped him build a large following of young Males across the world. His latest songs touch on the social consequences of war and terrorism. He records and produces his own Music and Videos in his studio in Kerikeri, New Zealand.

Merv Pinny was born in the King Country and grew up in a small town called Te Aroha. Merv Pinny is both a composer and artist in what he calls Kiwi hard Rock music and has become a well-known artist around New Zealand.

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