Friday, August 20, 2010

Fever Ray releases compelling new version of Peter Gabriel classic

Peter Gabriel put his trademark introspection into the song "Mercy Street."

Fever Ray - aka Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife - has turned in an hauntingly beautiful cover of "Mercy Street," more than doing justice to the song.

The song is set for release on Sept. 14 as a digital download through Mute in the United States and Canada.

Fans who can't wait that long to hear the song can stream the track by visiting

As she puts it,  "It's an interpretation of Peter Gabriel's 'Mercy Street'. We made it more intense and faster to fit our excentric pecussionists and energetic live musicians. It is a monotone track but we worked with the dynamics trying to make it sparkle. I listened to it a lot when I was around 15, and it still moves me. It made me start reading Anne Sexton too."