Nemesis (EP)

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Nemesis
Nemesis (Official EP Cover) by Bridgit Mendler.png
EP by
ReleasedNovember 18, 2016 (2016-11-18)
RecordedSeptember 2015[citation needed]
Genre
Length13:33
LabelBlack Box[2]
Producer
Bridgit Mendler chronology
Live in London
(2013)
Nemesis
(2016)
Singles from Nemesis
  1. "Atlantis"
    Released: August 26, 2016
  2. "Do You Miss Me at All"
    Released: November 4, 2016

Nemesis is the second EP by American actress, singer, and songwriter Bridgit Mendler. The EP was released on November 18, 2016, through Black Box Media Agency.[3] For the release of Nemesis, Mendler partnered with Fanjoy Co to create a box set of the EP, including an exclusive physical copy signed by Mendler and other items.[4]

Background[edit]

In an interview with MTV's Deepa Lakshmin, Mendler said about the EP "I feel like I've poured the most of myself of anything I've done into this project. That's been a very therapeutic process." She also talked about her fans watching her grow up on TV, and hoping that Nemesis would show them a "more well-rounded perspective" of who she is now, four years later. She also called the EP "a collection of regret songs."[5]

Critical reception[edit]

RJ Frometa of Vents Magazine labeled the EP a "stunning collection of four self-assured and bittersweet relationship songs that entwine intelligent pop, soul and R&B."[1] CelebMix's Jonathan Currinn stated that the EP is "something totally different and totally unexpected" as well claiming that Mendler "is definitely channeling some indie-pop." He went on to say "[Nemesis] isn't your average EP, well it's not even your average Bridgit Mendler packaged pop songs. Instead it's a grower EP, one that has definitely put a stamp on who she is becoming. She is definitely putting a mark on the music industry, getting herself out there, and proving that she can experiment and release music that she wants to."[6][unreliable source?] Erica Russell of PopCrush claimed "the honey-voiced pop star explores a stormier sound and moodier themes, weaving a tale of post-heartbreak self-reflection through a deliciously atmospheric soundscape of saccharine trip hop ("Atlantis"), folksy soul ("Library"), hazy R&B ("Do You Miss Me At All") and groovy alt-pop ("Snap My Fingers")."[7][unreliable source?]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Year Accolade Rank Ref.
Idolator 2016 The 10 Best EPs & Mixtapes of 2016
9

Singles[edit]

"Atlantis" was released as the lead single from the EP on August 26, 2016.[9]

"Do You Miss Me at All", the second single from the EP, was premiered through Noisey on November 3, 2016.[10] It was released digitally on November 4, 2016.[11]

Other songs[edit]

Mendler released an acoustic music video for "Library" on the same day as the release of the EP, November 18, 2016.[12][13]

Tour[edit]

Mendler began a tour in support of the extended play on November 15, 2016, which was set to travel across North America and South America, however, South America dates were cancelled.

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Do You Miss Me at All"
  2. "Salem"
  3. "Library"
  4. "Oxygen"
  5. "Flowers"
  6. "Where Is the Love?" (The Black Eyed Peas cover)
  7. "Can't Bring This Down" with Pell
  8. "Ready or Not"
  9. "Atlantis"
  10. "Snap My Fingers"

Shows[edit]

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, opening act, attendance and revenue
Date City Country Venue Opening act Attendance Revenue
North America
November 15, 2016 Los Angeles United States Echoplex
November 18, 2016 San Francisco Rickshaw Stop Hayley Kiyoko
November 29, 2016 Brooklyn Baby's All Right
March 15, 2017[a] Austin United States Bar 96
March 20, 2017 Atlanta Vinyl Powers
March 21, 2017 Carrboro Backroom @ Cat's Cradle
March 23, 2017 New York City Marlin Room @ Webster Hall
March 24, 2017 Philadelphia The Foundry @ The Fillmore
March 25, 2017 Washington, D.C. U Street Music Hall
March 27, 2017 Allston Brighton Music Hall
March 29, 2017 Toronto Canada Adelaide Hal
March 31, 2017 Chicago United States Lincoln Hall
April 1, 2017 Minneapolis 7th Street Entry
April 4, 2017 Seattle Chop Suey
April 5, 2017 Portland Holocene - -
April 7, 2017 San Francisco Popscene @ Rickshaw Shop

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The March 15, 2017 concert in Austin, TX at Bar 96 was part of the SXSW Music Festival[14]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Bridgit Mendler, Spencer Bastian and Mischa Chillak, except "Atlantis", co-written with Kaiydo. All tracks produced by Spencer and Chillak.

Standard edition[3]
No.TitleLength
1."Atlantis" (featuring Kaiydo)3:49
2."Library"2:56
3."Do You Miss Me at All"3:30
4."Snap My Fingers"3:18
Total length:13:33

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 46

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various November 18, 2016 Digital download Black Box [3]
United States December 1, 2016 CD [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c RJ Frometa (November 18, 2016). "Bridgit Mendler Releases 'Nemesis' EP Today! Premieres Official Video For 'Do You Miss Me At All'". Vents Magazine. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Home - Black Box". Black Box LA. Retrieved November 28, 2016. Mendler is listed under 'Our Clients', where a list of artists signed to their label are listed
  3. ^ a b c Worldwide digital release of Nemesis:
  4. ^ a b "Bridgit Mendler Signed Nemesis Box Set - Fanjoy Co". Fanjoy Co. November 18, 2016. Archived from the original on October 19, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  5. ^ Deepa Lakshmin (September 30, 2016). "Deeper Than Disney: Bridgit Mendler Grows Up With Her Fans". MTV. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  6. ^ Jonathan Currinn (November 18, 2016). "The Nemesis EP By Bridgit Mendler Is Out Now - Review - CelebMix". CelebMix. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  7. ^ Erica Russell (November 17, 2016). "Bridgit Mendler Opens Up About Her 'Nemesis' EP: Exclusive". PopCrush. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
  8. ^ "The 10 Best EPs & Mixtapes Of 2016". Idolator. December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ "Atlantis (feat. Kaiydo) - Single by Bridgit Mendler on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). August 26, 2016. Archived from the original on October 4, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  10. ^ Kim Taylor Bennett (November 3, 2016). "PREMIERE: Bridgit Mendler - "Do You Miss Me at All" - Noisey". Noisey. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  11. ^ "Bridgit Mendler: Do You Miss Me at All - Music on Google Play". Google Play. November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
  12. ^ Deepa Lakshmin (December 1, 2016). "Bridgit Sang Her Guts Out in a Library and No One Noticied". MTV.com. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  13. ^ Bridgit Mendler [@bridgitmendler] (November 18, 2016). "You Can Watch the Music Video for "Library" Here!" (Tweet). Retrieved December 1, 2016 – via Twitter.
  14. ^ "Bridgit Mendler @ The Happiest of Hours (Nylon X Twitter) // Bar 96 // SXSW 3/13/2017. Photo by Derrick K. Lee, Esq. (@Methodman13) for www.BlurredCulture.com". Blurred Culture. Derrick Lee. March 13, 2017.
  15. ^ "Bridgit Mendler Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 3, 2019.