These Streetlights’ By Mercurius Would Guide You Back Home

Get ready to groove to the beats of love with Mercurius, the dynamic father and son duo from the UK. Their latest release, “Streetlights,” is making waves in the music scene, and we’re here to dive into its soulful vibes.

“Streetlights” isn’t just your average love song. It’s a journey illuminated by the glow of street lamps, guiding lovers home to each other’s arms. With its blend of progressive and classic rock, this track is like a warm embrace on a chilly night.

Clocking in at a whopping six minutes, “Streetlights” isn’t in a hurry to end the magic. It’s a duet between two souls yearning to reunite after a long day’s work. And guess what? They’ve got the talented Jasmine Crichton on board to add her own touch of magic to the mix.

We’re chatting with James and Paul Brown, the masterminds behind Mercurius, to uncover the inspiration behind “Streetlights” and what makes their music so darn special. From their past hits like “Make a Difference” to their latest gem, Mercurius is all about spreading warmth and meaning through their tunes.

Join us as we delve into the heart of “Streetlights” and discover why Mercurius is a name you’ll want to remember. It’s time to let the music light up your soul!


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What is your stage name

Is there a story behind your stage name?
We wanted to distance ourselves from our original name James & Paul as we wanted to be seen to be more of a band than a duo. Mercurius is a Roman god and seemed like a cool name

Where do you find inspiration?
We take inspiration from artists who have achieved success without compromising like band such as Radiohead, Muse etc. We like to think we’re the same although you need to be careful as it’s so easy for other bands tunes and melodies to fester in your subconscious. Lyrically themes can range from current affairs, past wars, to love and family

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
Music can be uplifting, depressing, motivational etc etc. It has always been important in our lives

Are you from a musical or artistic family?
There are some musicians in the family but no one of note. There was a grandad who used to play piano all night in pubs and would be paid in alcohol throughout the night. I always wondered what he would have sounded like by closing time!

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
The attraction of doing something you love as a job (we still work so obviously haven’t achieved this yet)

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The attraction of doing something you love as a job

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
James has had guitar lessons but Paul is self taught. James has always had a great singing voice

What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
James isn’t one for seeing other bands perform. Paul’s first gig was U2 and The Comsat Angels at the Mayfair in Newcastle

How could you describe your music?
Uplifting (usually), original, mass appeal. Paul’s songs are guitar driven while James’s are vocally driven

Describe your creative process.
Basically this is to mess around on the guitar until you play something and you think hold on I like this. The song just grows from there

What is your main inspiration?
The guitar, mostly originating on the acoustic

What musician do you admire most and why?
As above, we admire bands who haven’t had to compromise their music. Radiohead are the standout band in that respect

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
James’s original taste in music was hard core dance so you could say he’s evolved quite a bit, although he’s always been a fan of artists with great harmonies like Simon and Garfunkel. We’ve become a lot more confident in our music since we’ve had an albeit small amount of success. We also now have a regular routine in the studio which helps

Who do you see as your main competitor?
We don’t really see other bands as competitors. We’re all in this together

What are your interests outside of music?
James runs a gym in Newcastle and so is very into his fitness. We’re both massive Newcastle United fans. Paul also keeps fit through boxing training, running etc

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
What we’re doing now which is James in his gym and Paul in his accountancy practice

What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Spotify royalties are pitiful and should be looked into but they appear to be too powerful to be questioned about this. Coming from the North East is also an obstacle for anyone wanting a music career although Sam Fender has hopefully helped with this. Neputism is also a massive problem in the music industry

If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Grants to young kids starting out so they can afford decent guitars and amps etc

Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Streetlights is James’s song which has a simple theme about coming home to your loved ones

What are your plans for the coming months?
We have 4 or 5 amazing tracks we want to get recorded before August then, if these have been received well, put a proper band together to do some gigs

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
We get asked all the time but it’s really hard to fit extra projects in at the minute. James has a friend who is doing quite well in the dance scene so we’re always up for seeing what he can do with our songs

What message would you like to give to your fans?
Please support us by downloading our songs which in turn means we will be driven to go on the road where you will be able to see us perform live

Mister Styx
Mister Styx
My name is Mister Styx and I'm a music blogger and an HVAC Engineer. I'm passionate about all kinds of music, from rock to hip-hop, Jazz, and Reggae as a matter of fact I am always eager to hear new sounds as music has no barrier, and I'm always looking for new sounds to explore. Hop on lets go fetch for some new sounds!

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