Tweede van deze jonge band waar ik wel iets voor voel. Ook al lijkt het nummer als een poepsimpel indiepop/-rocknummertje van start te gaan, toch zit er een bepaalde gelaagdheid en donkere twist in die Woolgathering een pak boven de middelmaat doet uitstijgen. Bovendien heb ik het wel voor de stem van juffrouw Kerr.
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Rising Nashville-based band mercury has released their new song “Woolgathering" , the follow-up to their recent single and Big Loud Rock debut “Trying.” Stoking an opening palm-muted riff into a track that soars with feedback-oozing guitars and the howling vocals of front person Maddie Kerr, “Woolgathering'' explores the mental purgatory we oftentimes live within; when life is going well, yet we can't shake the feeling that everything could cave in at any moment.
"'Woolgathering' was written when I was feeling stuck in a state of uncertainty, like I was anxiously waiting around for something to go wrong with me or with the people I love,” says Kerr about the song. “It's about calming myself down and trying not to overthink things when they feel okay."
Mixed by Justin Raisen (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yves Tumor, Charli XCX) and guided by Kerr's mystical lyricism, “Woolgathering” and “Trying” are kindred songs – each elemental; each a poetic conduit for the environmental world.
Whereas “Woolgathering” embraces both the remoteness and the warm comfort of the forest, “Trying” captures the feeling of drifting deep into the ocean in more ways than one. Upon its release this fall, “Trying” grabbed the attention of Paste Magazine, Nylon, Under The Radar, FLOOD FM, Ones To Watch, Northern Transmissions and Sheesh, landed on the cover of Spotify's Fresh Finds Indie playlist, and garnered additional coveted playlist placements on Vevo's Incoming Indie, Spotify's undercurrents, Fresh Finds Rock, New Noise, EQUAL US and New Music Friday, and Apple Music's New in Alternative.
As the indie rock newcomers prime more new music for 2024, “Woolgathering '' and “Trying” serve as an official introduction to the world of mercury.