A tranquil prelude of whale-noise ambience that gradually transforms into cascading waves of indie rock, all tied together by one colossal voice. While it may just be one song, Nashville-based band mercury have already proven themselves as one of indie rock’s most alluring arrivals with their newest single “Trying.” Driven by the ethereal vocals and lyricism of figurehead Maddie Kerr, the track serves as both an introduction to the group, and an exploration of the tribulations we face as we grow older and the world around us slowly comes into focus. Endless pursuits of self-love. The suffocating weight of anxiety. Creeping doubt not only in ourselves, but in the things we were taught at a young age. It’s a sense of self-reflection, and subsequent acceptance, that echoes like a heartbeat throughout their music, including their forthcoming release“Woolgathering” premiering in December 2023. Marking the band’s debut releases since signing to Big Loud Rock, mercury has garnered instant attention from Paste Magazine, Nylon, Under The Radar, FLOOD FM, Ones To Watch, Northern Transmissions and Sheesh and landed coveted playlist placements on Vevo’s Incoming Indie, Spotify’s undercurrents, Fresh Finds Indie, New Noise, and New Music Friday, and Apple Music’s New in Alternative.