I am two men
With silken robes
I am shorter and slower
I am bound by leather
Did you have ‘Werner Herzog Dark Disco’ on your 2024 bingo card? Well, in this case, everyone wins because Mexico’s Mercvrial defies all logic and brings us a bona fide dance floor banger: No Loss. Channeling The Clash, Talking Heads, Public Service Broadcasting and Captain Sensible, this instant earworm with slamming bass and jaunty guitar will also haunt your nightmares with samples of Herzog’s droll musings.
The DIY video presents an array of eclectic imagery, including Bobby Banas’s iconic Nitty Gritty dance sequence, a leather-clad figure, and a man ready to eat. Its nonsensical lyrics, rich in Dadaist absurdity, blend into a seductively groovy rhythm, somewhat overshadowing their complexity. This track explores themes of duality and existential struggle. It portrays the speaker as two distinct individuals, each caught in the relentless demands and moral dilemmas of life. These introspections are interspersed with historical and cultural references, illustrating a world of chaos and violence. The song combines motifs of nature, morality, and historical figures, painting a picture of a world filled with contradictions and inescapable conflict.
At its core is the poignant refrain, ‘it’s murder with no loss of love,’ which reflects a deep resignation to the harsh and morally complex realities of life.
Listen to and order the track via Bandcamp here:
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