Mercy Music are a Las Vegas-based pop-punk outfit who have released three deadly albums so far, and currently they are in the process of dropping a new one. The fourth album is titled What You Stand To Lose, and it will be out on June 30th via Double Helix Records/SBÄM Records. As an offering ahead of the album’s release, they unveil a new top-notch alt-rock track and video, “Love You/Need You.”
Watch the video on YouTube:
Vocalist/guitarist Brendan Scholz talks about the song:
“This song is about coming to terms with the fact that the person you’re in love with is no longer in love with you. There is all of the physical and mental pain that comes with [heartbreak], along with trying to handle it all and using it to try and grow to be better. The lyrics in the chorus were a way of narrowing down things said to me throughout the situation.”
Bassist Jarred Cooper adds:
“Brendan is a master at playing what we call ‘expensive chords.’ This song is a prime example of that. It will definitely be a live staple and as it is, in my opinion, one of the best songs on the album. I get heavy ’90s vibes from it, which I love.” The title of their new 11-song album refers to the many monumental changes in Scholz’s personal life since it was “flipped upside down” between this album and their last (2020’s Nothing in the Dark). “What You Stand To Lose is about coming face to face with one of your worst fears, learning from the experience, and hoping you come out the other side a better person,” explains Scholz.
No strangers to the road, Mercy Music have also just kicked off a string of live shows supporting Unwritten Law and Authority Zero that will see them pass through cities such as Atlanta, Nashville, Tampa, Charlotte, Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, Chicago, and Las Vegas before capping off at Pioneertown on April 15.
Pre-order Mercy Music’s new album What You Stand To Lose here.
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Photo courtesy of Double Helix Records / Photo by Corlene Machine