Declan Welsh and The Decadent West have shared a new single, ‘Mercy’, alongside confirmation that their second studio album will appear in 2023.
It is the band’s first release since July’s ‘Impermanency’ EP, and the LP to follow will build upon their 2019 debut record, ‘Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold’.
On the new single, Welsh has stated: “It’s about how hard it is to chuck habits. Drink, cigarettes, drugs, food, social media, people, relationships – everyone’s been in a situation where they are in a bit of a loop of wanting to walk away from something and getting sucked back in.”
“It’s what the song sounded like, not the real lows of that kinda thing but the last remnants of the high, when you are still getting something from it but you’re starting to know you’ve got to give it up sometime soon,” he adds. “The Id and the Superego battling it out and the Id winning for one of the last times.”
The track was produced by Mercury Prize winner Gianluca Buccellati (Arlo Parks, Easy Life) and has arrived alongside a music video by Daniel Blake.
You can listen to ‘Mercy’ here, and watch the official video below:
You can catch Declan Welsh and The Decadent West at their live shows next month, including their biggest headliner slot to date at Glasgow’s Barrowland.
5 Sunderland, Waves Festival
10 Manchester, Oldham Street
14 London, Camden Assembly
18 Glasgow, Barrowland