Song of the Day | “Lorelei” by Mrcy

Mrcy's debut album, 'Volume 1,' is out now on Dead Oceans | Courtesy of the artist

London-based soul duo Mrcy’s debut on Dead Oceans, the eight-track Volume 1, is full of enjoyable updates on retro sounds. Made up of producer Barney Lister and vocalist Kojo Degraft-Johnson, Mrcy (pronounced Mercy) combines a full spectrum of atmospheric samples with tight grooves and Degraft-Johnson’s mighty, world-class vocals.

Volume 1‘s lead single, “Lorelei,” is a prime example of the duo’s approach, which renders songs that feel both earthbound and celestial.

All songs featured in our Song of the Day series can be found on our Fresh Squeeze Playlist and in rotation on our music discovery radio station, The Independent.

In this article: