Mercies take the title of brand new track “Every Echo” literally, the song reverberating in every sense of the word. Taken from their forthcoming sophomore album, Blue Against Green, “Every Echo” has the New England pastoral-rock trio taking after their forestal predecessors, most notably Fleet Foxes circa “Helpnessness Blues.” The difference is that Mercies take Foxes’ formula a step further by filling each beat with shimmering, elegant guitar-work and room-filling vocals. “A lot of lyrical content throughout the record deals with the feeling of restlessness and the desire to venture out into the unknown,” drummer Sammy Dent tells SPIN over email. “The first line of ‘Every Echo’ ended up being kind of a mission statement for the whole record.”
Listen below, and look out for Blue Against Green on March 31 via Randm Records.