Mercy Weiss – Brand New Key

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Mercy Weiss, a recent Los Angeles dwelling singer-songwriter, usually constructs smoky, yet slightly-electro folk pop tracks. However, here she breathes new, sultry life into Melanie Safka’s 1971 hit single, “Brand New Key.”

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Weiss, along with Christopher Pellnat, from The Warp/The Weft, steer the novelty song into a near reggae territory with a minimalist organ and vibraphone backing. Yet what totally makes this cover is Weiss’ seductive and smooth-as-silk vocals, which pulls you in like an intimate whisper, and coils around you like a swirling lullaby.

Check it out below and be sure to check out the rest of Weiss’ discography here.

-KH

Published by Record Crates United

Keith Hadad, the creator and manager of RCU, has been a contributing writer to Elmore Magazine and Thewaster.com and maintains a regular column, “Keith Hadad’s Choice,” in Blicker magazine. His writing has also appeared in the Smithsonian Folkways' Guest Blog and the Optical Sounds Fanzine. Also, please check out the blog's super-active Instagram account, @recordcratesunited for daily blurb-styled music reviews.

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