mercy is a new york based singer/songwriter with a slow burning voice. the music on her new self-titled EP, recorded in DIY style with collaborator christopher pellnat, matches the hushed simmer of her singing with restrained, organic, minimal indie-soul production. smooth shimmering guitars, tip-tapping drums and fluttering woodwinds make it sound timeless.
the songs themselves are melancholy and haunting, filled to the brim with rich vibes and subtle turns of phrase. i don't get a lot of contributions that sound like this, or bang on as many levels. xanax torch songs for 2016. top recommendation. 'lioness' is a heavy jam, as is the relatively upbeat closing number, 'evil baby'.
get it here.