Mercury Retrograde is an EP made up of four quite different songs about loneliness, despair, mis-steps and hope. All songs were written in a period of Hans-Ole’s life where things tended to go a bit sour. In a random conversation with two polish twin sisters, Hans-Ole was made aware of «Mercury Retrograde». Retrograde movement is when a planet appears to go backward in its orbit, as viewed from earth. Believers in the power of Mercury Retrograde blame the phenomenon for everything from car crashes to arguments during this time. Hans-Ole felt hit, and it inspired him to write a batch of songs on the topic.