It's been four years since Active Child's debut LP, which is, to put it one way, a long-ass time. (We got the Rapor EP in 2013, but still.) That all changes with Mercy, though, which will see release on Vagrant in June. This new song is the first taste of the project we're getting, and it sounds like there's some awfully purdy steel guitar in there. Active Child told FADER about the song's meaning:
"The words 'Somewhere between now and 1999' encapsulate the emotion and meaning of this song to me. Those 16 years span the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood for me. It's a song about growing up, a song about the fragility of love, and our instinctual, perpetual search for that someone. I can remember my little nieces and nephews laughing and playing in my studio the day i started work on what would become '1999.' Their innocence and curiosity of everything inspired me that day. There's a cycle to the song's structure and lyrics, a repetition that is hypnotic I think, much like the cycle of growing up, its so easy to lose track of time, but always important I think to keep track of your own growth."