- Nic F. Anderson
Queer, Filipino-American, Nashville Songwriter Mercy Bell Releases Album
Drawing from folk, pop, and country, Mercy Bell’s music looks forward without losing sight of its roots. Her new, self-titled album, recorded with her band at the Bomb Shelter in Nashville, finds the singer-songwriter claiming her voice in a way that is personal and rapturous.
Rolling Stone Country calls Bell a "distinct voice with a potent, progressive take on emotive, modern folk."
A bi-coastal upbringing in California and New England, plus time spent in New York and Arkansas before landing in her current home of East Nashville, gives her a perspective on life that is broad and deep. Mercy embraces her singular view and uses it to show us that the small things tell us all we need to know about the big things.
Photo by Caitlin Brady.
Creative Direction and Hair by Tyler Varvel.
Makeup by Hannah Draeger.
Lighting by Joshua Black Wilkins.
Cover design by Alaina Latona.