Anticipated 4th studio album ‘Glory’ set for release this autumn
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Two-time JUNO Award-winning rock band, The Glorious Sons deliver the resilient brand-new single ‘Mercy Mercy’ today in partnership with Warner Music Canada along with the accompanying visualizer HERE. Sounding both familiar and unprecedented, ‘Mercy Mercy’ displays a remarkably vivid sonic approach alongside heartfelt lyricism while amplifying the multi-platinum certified band’s more anthemic and unapologetically ambitious side. The single is available on all major streaming platforms and radio now.
Of the single, lead singer / songwriter Brett Emmons shares, “Mercy Mercy is my own quiet little prayer. It’s me fighting through some twisted process of self-forgiveness and acceptance. It’s a glimpse into my inner dialogue, however hilarious or concerning that might sound. A friend told me that this album sounds like someone at war in their own mind. In that context, I think this song is about faith in oneself, and one’s future—even if the past is always still there.”
Produced by Brett Emmons and Frederik Thaae ‘Mercy Mercy’ is a testament to The Glorious Sons, and in particular Emmons, ability to conquer his own bullshit and let go of the harmful narratives one often serves rent free to their cerebral centre point. A reflection of the struggles one faces, the song dives into the depths of the human experience, exploring themes of redemption, vulnerability, and the relentless pursuit of personal growth. With its anthemic chorus, and vast depth of artistic input, ‘Mercy Mercy’ is a sonic journey that demands to be heard.
Hailing from Kingston, Ontario, The Glorious Sons have steadily pushed the boundaries of modern rock music – by consistently being deeply personal and wholly universal. Their previous releases have garnered critical acclaim and commercial success earning them multiple JUNO Awards, sold-out tours, and a dedicated global fanbase. ‘Mercy Mercy’ marks the next milestone in the band’s career and serves as the first track off their fourth studio album ‘Glory’ due out this autumn.
ABOUT THE GLORIOUS SONS:
JUNO Award winning, two-time Canadian certified Platinum and six-time Canadian certified Gold rock group The Glorious Sons, have been on an incredible journey, leading to the meteoric rise of their recognition as one of the commanding forces in rock ‘n’ roll, not only at home but globally. ‘S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)’, the final single released from their 2017 JUNO Award winning album ‘Young Beauties and Fools’, not only reached the #1 spot at U.S. Mainstream Rock for four consecutive weeks but was the #1 most played song at U.S. Rock radio and most played CanCon song at Canadian Rock Radio for 2019, in addition to holding the #1 spot at Active Rock in Canada for 10 consecutive weeks and spending a record setting 64 weeks on the Canadian Rock Radio Chart. Their third full length studio album ‘A War On Everything’, named one of (Classic Rock UK’s) Albums of the Year, saw international acclaim as the lead single ‘Panic Attack’, became their second consecutive U.S. #1, also climbing to the top of the charts at home, where it spent an impressive ten consecutive weeks at #1, along with the album’s second single ‘Kingdom In My Heart’ that notched the band their third consecutive #1 and 12th consecutive Top 10 radio hit in Canada. Dominating airwaves since the release of their 2015 debut ‘The Union’, with close to 300M collective streams to date, The Glorious Sons have amassed a catalogue of lyrically driven, unpredictable, thought-provoking anthems for the socially conscious, that resonate with fans and wield their signature energy and spirit, complemented by jarring theatrical delivery and a mesmerizing live show. From headlining clubs to arenas and festival dates, from playing tiny rooms to massive shows with The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Twenty-One Pilots, and touring across the U.S. with The Struts, and from growing up in Kingston to headlining a hometown show at Richardson Memorial Stadium attended by over 14,000 of their biggest fans, The Glorious Sons have steadily cemented their position as “Canada’s Best Export” (Washington Times) – garnering critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.