Light This Candle
A distinctive, memorable and mercurial mix of rock, modern folk and blues. Project Mercury serves up ethereal harmonies, haunting violin, evocative guitar and piano. Their first CD, Light This Candle, showcases just what happens when a singer-songwriter comes of age during the reign of classic rock. Light This Candle whispers, winks and wails, as it takes listeners on a musical journey, with a 'space ballad' a la Bowie's Space Oddity... a Kashmir-esque Middle-Eastern epic...and pop at it's catchiest. All are united by Project Mercury's signature hooks and intelligent, deeply felt lyrics. The songs take listeners to unexpected places too, like the launchpad of an astronaut awaiting first flight in the title track...the home of a woman held captive by a known serial killer in Please Don't...and a beloved amusement park in At Palisades. For fans of Queen, 70's Elton John, Tori Amos, R.E.M., Jewel, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Aimee Mann, Led Zeppelin, Heather Nova, Travis, Pretenders, Sinead O'Connor, Fiona Apple.