Covered… Fever Ray “Mercy Street” (Peter Gabriel Cover)

Fever Ray covering Peter Gabriel’s “Mercy Street” is a match made in avant garde heaven.  With all of his commercial success it can be easy to forget that Peter Gabriel was very much a cutting edge artist in the late 70’s and throughout the 80’s.  Pushing the boundaries of music video with hits like “Big Time” and the mega hit “Sledgehammer” not to mention pushing musical boundaries as well and a personal favorite of mine.  So, it seems appropriate that Fever Ray (a cutting edge artist and one half of the duo The Knife) would cover one of his songs.  I was a little surprised when I saw that she covered “Mercy Street.”  I would have thought she would have picked “We Do What We’re Told” or “This Is the Picture” but she nailed it.  Check it out below.  

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