22 June 2015
As so many music fans did I also fell in love with New York’s alternative pop rockers Mercury Rev via their fourth and outstanding classic album ‘Deserter’s Songs’ back
then in 1998. A unique collection of monumentally orchestrated pop/rock anthems.
Now, seventeen years later and seven years since their latest LP ‘Snowflake Midnight‘ frontman Jonathan Donahue and his longtime sidekick & musical wizard Grasshopper (Sean Mackowia) are finally back with new album ‘The Light In You’.
Donahue on the title of their new opus: “You can go as deep as you want with the title, on a metaphorical, spiritual level, or just poetic license. It’s the beacon that shines and allows us to see ourselves – and then there’s the music between Grasshopper and I, which is how we reflect each other. The arc of the album, lyrically, is someone who’s gone through an incredible period of turbulence, sadness and uncertainty, and as the album progresses, a light appears on the water.”
Here’s the first single THE QUEEN OF SWANS. A pearl of a song. Poetry in motion…