Fever Ray covers Peter Gabriel’s Mercy Street


Layered down with typical Karin synths, haunting drums and vocals, as well as re-arranged lyrics, Fever Ray‘s recent homage to Peter Gabriel‘s “Mercy Street” could be considered more of a reinterpretation than a cover. Here’s a little something she had to say about the project:

We made it more intense and faster to fit our eccentric percussionists [sic] and energetic live musicians. It is a monotone track but we worked with the dynamics trying to make it sparkle. I listened to it a lot when I was around 15, and it still moves me. It made me start reading Anne Sexton too.

Fever Ray – Mercy Street (Peter Gabriel cover)

Peter Gabriel – Mercy Street (original)

The song will be released as a limited edition 7″ single on September 6 via The Knife’s  Rabid Records in Europe, and September 14 in the U.S. via Mute.

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