Mercy Music announced Friday, it is scheduled to release its latest album this summer.
What You Stand To Lose, the band’s fourth album, is scheduled for release June 30 through Double Helix Records and SBAM Records. In anticipation of the record’s release, the band debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Love You/Need You‘ and the song’s companion video Friday.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Love You/Need You’ is a catchy pop punk style composition that is certain to keep listeners engaged and entertained throughout its roughly three-and-a-half-minute run. The guitar solo in the song’s bridge is the arrangement’s highlight. It is a pure rock and roll style solo that puts a great accent to the overall presentation.
According to front man Brendan Scholz, the song’s lyrical theme focuses on the all too familiar topic of a broken relationship.
“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,” Scholz said.
Bassist Jarred Cooper expanded on Scholz’s comment, saying the lyrical theme here illustrates the thoughts and feelings people go through in that moment of a relationship’s end.
“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,” Cooper said. “The lyrics in the chorus were a way of narrowing down things said to me throughout the situation.”
The video for Mercy Music’s new single is meant to accompany that theme and emotion in the song’s lyrics and arrangement. It features Scholz and drummer Rye Martin performing the band’s new single in the living room of a random house as a group of movers remove boxes, Martin’s drum set, and even Cooper’s bass as the song progresses. That story is complimented by the primary story of a man who has obviously become separated from his romantic interest. The whole is a presentation that is certain to keep audiences engaged and entertained throughout its run.
The track listing for What You Stand To Lose is noted below.
2. Love You/Need You
4. Believe in We
7. Watch Me Drown
8. Found Out I’m Useless
9. What’s the Use
10. Total Nightmare
11. Waiting to Begin
In other news, Mercy Music is on tour alongside Eternal Boy as support for Unwritten Law and Authority Zero’s co-headlining headlining tour. The tour launched March 18 in Denver, CO and is scheduled to run through April 15 in Pioneertown, CA. The tour brins the bands to New Orleans, LA tonight before moving to Atlanta, GA Saturday and then to Nashville, TN Sunday to wrap up the weekend.
Other dates scheduled for the tour include and are not limited to: Virginia Beach, VA; Gran Rapids, MI and Las Vegas, NV. The tour’s current schedule is noted below:
U.S. tour dates supporting Unwritten Law and Authority Zero
Mar. 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos
Mar. 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Mar. 26 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
Mar. 29 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Mar. 30 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
Mar. 31 – Winter Park, FL @ Conduit
Apr. 1 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Live
Apr. 2 – Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
Apr. 4 – Virginia Beach, VA @ The Bunker Brewpub & Cadence Hall
Apr. 5 – Baltimore, MD @ The Crown Baltimore
Apr. 6 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents
Apr. 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Dave Kiss Presents – W.O.W.
Apr. 8 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr. 10 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Apr. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Apr. 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ 24 Oxford
Apr. 15 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
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