TUNE Little Grim - Mercy
For fans of Gengahr, Wolf Alice and Father John Misty, ‘Mercy’ is riddled with heartache and the nostalgia of past relationships — the rose-tinted glasses that social media can create, giving us the ability to live out our memories online. The lyrics nod to how the song was written: in the shower during whilst lead singer Joe Murphy was having a crisis moment.
“The song is about memories of being a teenager, and feeling the heights of freedom, friendship and expressiveness” says Murphy. “People often look back at the good times of their childhood and wonder what’s changed. Why life felt so simple then and why it seems to constantly web itself in more and more complexities as you get older. ‘Mercy’ is a song that came out of that feeling as I felt the scales shift whilst having a shower in my damp, shitty London flat, and that overwhelming realisation that THIS IS IT. THIS IS YOUR LIFE really began to sink in.” Murphy promises that he confines such moments of abject depression to songwriting and showering alone.