Remember Duffy’s 2008 pop hit ‘Mercy’? Sure you do. It had a soul feel to it and the video featured some pretty nifty Northern soul dancing. Now we know that you can’t keep a good song down, so no surprise to learn that ‘Mercy’ has just been resurrected … by US soul and gospel singer NEICE KNIGHT.
Ms Knight first came to our attention last year with a four track EP ‘Date Night’ on which her gospel background was obvious – most notably on the ballad ‘Anything’.
The little lady brings the same gospel inflected passion to her new version of ’Mercy’. The arrangement, though, doesn’t stray too far from the original template; but the whole thing just sounds a little tougher and tighter … and yes, more soulful. Out now!