Is there anything that Karin from Fever Ray and The Knife does that isn't haunting, enrapturing, fascinating, creepy and delicately beautiful all at the same time? The Knife and Fever Ray's songs go beyond music. Her vocals call upon mythical times and other universes of sounds and artistic development. As bands her projects are all at once musical and art performance pieces. With this latest single, a cover of Peter Gabriel's "Mercy Street" she finds new layers of emotional gravity. Head over to NME right now for the exclusive 24 hour ONLY download of Fever Ray covering "Mercy Street." Mute Records will be releasing the track on September 17th within the US and North America for download.
Karin Dreijer Andersson says:
“We made it more intense and faster to fit our excentric pecussionists and energetic live musicians. It’s a monotone track but we work with the dynamics trying to make it sparkle. I listened to it a lot when I was around 15, it still moves me. Made me start reading Anne Sexton too.”