Steve Lacy Proves Himself a Myth and a Legend in "Mercury"


Photo: Alan Lear

Steve Lacy is back and taking us on an intergalactic ride through regret and indecision with his latest single, “Mercury.”

When it comes to reputation, Geminis tend to suffer the most amongst their peers. They can get entangled in the idea of something rather than its reality, leaving many lovers scorned when one side of them makes a promise the other isn’t interested in keeping. With lines like “Kept falling in love so fast and then back out again,” it’s clear Lacy’s been left dizzy by his own skin shedding.

Long-time guitarist for The Internet, the success of their last project Hive Mind left room for solo travel. Frontman Syd wasted no time venturing, finding success with Broken Hearts Club and leaving many anxiously awaiting what was to come next for Lacy.

An open field of limitless potential and exploration is a playground for any creative, most especially a Gemini, and when it comes to the creative route he opted for, one thing is for sure: he chose to have fun. Set to appear on Lacy's forthcoming sophomore album, Gemini Rights, out this summer, “Mercury” is whimsically playful, complete with Spanish guitar and layered falsettos. If this single is indicative of what the project to come may sound like, we can breathe a sigh of relief knowing he’s not going anywhere we expect him to, which is exactly where the best art is born.

“Don’t regret the choice I chose, but do regret the mess I made” is distinctly reflective of how there isn’t any promise of changing his ways (mostly because that’d be inherently impossible) but that there is accountability for those caught in his crossfire. So in the end, are Geminis two-faced, or are they just more comfortable wearing out loud what most of us shame away from admitting—that we’re all performing, masking, or exaggerating traces of our multidimensional identities, and will always have our own best interests first and foremost?

Watch the "Mercury" video below:


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