The wait for Mersiv’s debut album is finally over. After releasing a handful of singles earlier this year, the Colorado-based electronic music producer has finally captured the transformative Pretty dark loud LP.
Mersiv’s career has been defined by innovation until now. Not only was he quickly recognized for his unique approach to writing music in a busy genre, but he also found success with each release while remaining explorative in his sound. Pretty dark loud is an emphatic record for Mersiv, allowing listeners to experience his free-flowing creativity through each of his 20 tracks.
In a celebratory tweet, Mersiv said the album is his “best work yet”.
Pretty dark loud follows the formula described by its name. Mersiv has created a song cycle of bass anthems that incorporate heavy elements while remaining under a melodic umbrella. It’s a dichotomy he’s now mastered and it’s rife in his debut album, an impressive endeavor that highlights his prowess in the studio.
“Ghosts” is an excellent example of what he describes as the more beautiful moments, as Akylla’s haunting vocals blend effortlessly with a slow-burning beat. ‘Fire Dance’, on the other hand, plays to the opposite, as Attitude’s impressive bars help set up a devastating drop.
With the release of Pretty dark loud, Mersiv has solidified its place as one of the top acts to watch in electronic music. His diverse skills have been highlighted many times over, but this album is a culmination of what promises to be a long and influential career.
Listen to Pretty dark loud below and find it here on streaming platforms.