We don’t underplay the importance that Mercy Bell places on her background, as her publicity proudly declares she is “Nashville queer Filipino-American musician Mercy Bell“. Which is great, but what is really going to make an impact in a moment or two when you listen to her single ‘Home‘ is the power in her voice.
And the power in her lyrics – this is a song that dwells in heartbreak country, the country of hard knocks and hard times. There’s no pleading here for special attention, just a polite request for a little help “Take me home, I’ll be better in the morning / Take me home, I’ll be better come the day“.
Photo : Caitlin Brady
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