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  • Tessa Maddaloni

Review: "The Word Love" - merci, mercy

You are always your own worst critic, and that is exactly what merci, mercy’s newest single is about. “The Word Love” was released in late April, and already has over 50,000 streams (clearly the content is relatable). It tells the story of personal insecurities and attempts at sobriety, while experiencing unconditional support from your partner. Despite this support and love, merci, mercy feels that she doesn’t deserve it, and is shocked to even be receiving it. As an unreliable narrator, she details a natural human experience with such truth. The song itself is upbeat and exciting, showing deep down her love for her partner and appreciation for their support.

Stating in the first verse that she replaced her highs with “coffee and ice”, and asking if this had made her nicer, she starts the song off on a truthful and painful note. Simply trying to do what is best for her, but also not being able to help thinking about how this has affected the others in her life. The title comes from the chorus, when she sings, “If i was a word / what word would i be / without hesitating you said the word love”. This was a real conversation between merci, mercy and her partner, and she was shocked at his response (clearly shocked enough to write a song about the experience).

Merci, mercy is an Australian based artist who has amassed almost 130k monthly Spotify listeners. She usually writes about her mental health and attempts to put her thoughts into words to help those who struggle from similar issues. She has been releasing music for about the past three years now, and is thrilled that her biggest joy has also become her money-maker. Her style is alternative pop, with lots of electric guitars and intense drum beats, as well as hard hitting lyrics. Make sure to follow the social medias below to stay tuned for more music from merci, mercy.

Written By Tessa Maddaloni



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