Shovel’s song, Merci mercy is electric and catchy. It draws you in from the start. The infectious beat and energetic guitar ridiffs create an expectant, exciting atmosphere right from the beginning. The lead singer’s voice is forceful and imparts much feeling into the raw lyrics. The chorus is wonderfully catchy, which makes it impossible to resist singing along. But the song’s production is excellent. The vocals are perfectly balanced with textures of instruments layered on top.

The words describe a love, and its loss. And the music captures these feelings perfectly. The bridge of the song is especially effective, with a different tempo and beautiful guitar solo that gives another dimension to its sound. Shovel’s talents and creativity are on full display in this terrific song, “Merci, Mercy”; listeners will want to hear more.