Mercer gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses how he writes a song and being a loner as a kid.
We moved around a lot because my parents were in the military, so I was a very shy kid and it made it hard for me to meet new friends. I have a fondness for Germany, the happiest part of my childhood was here I think, but in some ways it kind of screwed me up. I would lose friends a lot, so I shied away from making new ones. My sister was very different from me. She was very gregarious and was able to make friends all the time. She ended up with tons of friends because we moved a lot.