[Cover photo credit to Corlene Machine]
Las Vegas-based Pop-Punk outfit Mercy Music have released new single “Suddenly” , a hopeful but determined song taken from their upcoming, fourth full-length album What You Stand To Lose out June 30th, 2023 via Double Helix Records/SBÄM Records.
Vocalist and guitarist Brendan Scholz shares about the song:
The lyrics kind of sum up my life playing music in that you had better be in it because you love it, because nothing is guaranteed.
Bassist Jarred Cooper adds:
I love the [Descendents’] Karl Alvarez-inspired bass lines and the way the bridge and guitar solo go together is so strong.
Similar to the album’s first single, “Love You/Need You”, which the band says is about “coming to terms with a love that is no longer reciprocal,” there’s an underlying theme on the album of “the physical and mental pain that comes with heartbreak and the emotional growth that follows.”
The album was Produced by Bill Stevenson, known for his work with Descendents, ALL, and Black Flag at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado, and mixed by Jason Livermore (Descendents, Propagandhi, NOFX, Hot Water Music).
What You Stand To Lose finds “inspiration in the fact that nothing should be taken for granted, no time should be wasted, and there is everything in the world to lose by not collectively fighting hard enough to succeed.”
Following the release of Nothing in the Dark in 2020, which was produced by Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio/Motörhead), What You Stand To Lose is Mercy Music’s fourth full-length album since they formed in 2014.
No strangers to the road, Mercy Music are also finishing up a string of live shows supporting Unwritten Law and Authority Zero.