May 2, 2015
We first heard the soothing voice of Eryn Allen Kane, a singer from Chicago, on Saba’s “Burnout” and later on Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s “Sunday Candy,” the first single off the group’s upcoming Surf. On those songs, she provided a sweet voice for the hooks that provided the overall themes for the songs. On her first independent release since gaining wider attention, she has officially dropped jaws.
“Have Mercy” features layers upon layers of Kane’s stunning voice, calling for her own mercy in a relationship with someone or something. Using just her voice and snaps to keep tempo, Kane showcases no less than a million ways her voice can be used. From keeping a simple bass line to belting into the rafters, Kane’s voice is a gorgeous tool I can’t wait to see her use more. “Have Mercy” is a beautiful, soulful introduction to what she can do on her own.
Kane said this is the first single off her upcoming EP, which doesn’t have a confirmed name yet. Check out the video, which was directed by Austin Vesely, and song above.