Of Mercury has ‘Enough’

Electric trio, of Mercury

Alternative soul/rock band of Mercury recently released their latest single “Enough.” The song deals with acknowledging how relationships grow stronger over time when creating compromises and weathering storms.

The eclectic trio shares, “'Enough' was all about the doubt you had in your relationship. It's a whole cloud of questions in your head where you wonder if you're worth it to someone knowing the kind of things that you go through as a human. You mess up, you make mistakes, and all the insecurities you have sort of manifests and affect your relationship.

“But in this bombardment of doubt and struggle, you realize that that person would love you regardless of the mistakes you made, regardless of the things you've done. With that kind of love in your life, that is something that you can never get enough of.”

Co-produced by frequent collaborator and former bandmate knōwmaad, Enough marks the band's return to their rock-leaning roots, incorporating a brooding, bass-heavy sound with edgier sensibilities. It's not as groovy as their previous set of songs, but the track stand outs on a production level with darker atmospherics and trademark cross-genre approach.

The song, which will be part of of Mercury's upcoming EP Changin Vol. 3, serves as the second track after “Out of You,” a song about the concept of losing time to do other things that takes us to the next step.

“Time is something that we run out of so easily. There's so much things that we wanted to do as a band but it seems we keep chasing for more time to do them. The whole situation made us think about time just fading away,” of Mercury said in an email interview with Music Geek.

The band is composed of Nathan Huang on guitar and vocals, Angelo Sison on bass, and Daniel Monong on drums, who started making music back in college.

“We all basically learned music production together and we had this birthday gig where we all decided to come together and play. From then on out the rest was history,” of Mercury said.

The trio is going through a journey of self-discovery and changes all with the openness of sharing this narrative to world. Of Mercury is formerly known as Nathan & Mercury.

Here's more of the interview with the band, thanks to Chen Cornelio of Sony Music Philippines:

How would you describe your music?

I guess you can say it's edgy, risky, and passionate. It's something that we as creatives enjoy doing and sort of discovering new sounds and ideas along the way.

Who are your musical influences?

We have a lot. Silk Sonic, Anderson Paak., Brasstracks, Chance The Rapper, some in the Y2K era, others in the 80's. There's too much to name everything.

How would you compare Changing Volume 2 from Changing Volume 1?

I believe Volume 2 was more experimental. We had some production and writing processes that we unusual compared to the normal stuff we normally do.

What made you decide to have two volumes?

We wanted each of our songs to have a certain time of spotlight. We wanted listeners to sort of digest the tracks properly instead letting it play when it's in an album, although that album is coming soon though.

Will there be a volume 3?

Yes, there will be.

What is your creative and songwriting process?

It comes in different forms if we're being honest. Sometimes it can start of with a simple melody, other times it's a whole instrumental. We also had cases before where it comes out of a sample and it just builds from that. In other situations, the lyrics actually come first even before the melody or music was placed.

What is music to you?

Music is a platform to express ourselves and be able to showcase what we imagine, think, and feel in an art form. Music is a big opportunity for us to share what goes on inside our heads and be able to express it in that way because some of us don't know how to express it in other areas.

How does it feel that events and gigs are coming back?

It feels great. After being stuck at home with all of these tracks we're so excited to be able to play them for everyone.

What's next for you and what are you looking forward to for the rest of the year?

We have another volume coming in and more content and releases in the next few months! We're really looking forward to more live shows so that we can be able to perform and show how much we showcase our music.

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