New Material: TV On The Radio - Mercy

20:19:00 Phill Walker 0 Comments

In a turn up for the books, TV On The Radio's latest track, "Mercy", and first since their 2011 album Nine Types of Light is very, very good.

Firstly if anyone heard Nine Types of Light (surely) they'll know immediately that "Mercy" is far heavier than anything featured on that release and sees the band taking a different approach to their latest material.

"Mercy" is sharp, bright, edgy and funky as hell. Dave Sitek is no slouch though, so maybe we should have expected this kind of shift in direction, either way its sense of urgency and climactic build up from start to finish is almost certainly going to please fans, along with us.