The new album has been out for one month today. Link in bio.
Here's what people have had to say about our songs:
•"Life is complicated when you're a queer Filipina making country music in a Linda Ronstadt vein. Mercy Bell's inspiring ballad affirms that little pleasures and big love make it possible 'to remember to myself be true.'" — Ann Powers @nprmusic
•"If it seems like Nashville’s well of talented singer-songwriters is never-ending, that’s probably because it is. And Mercy Bell, living in Music City by way of Boston and New York City, is another distinct voice with a potent, progressive take on emotive, modern folk. It’s a perspective clear on her new song 'Home,' where Bell confesses to the coping mechanisms that have let her avoid life’s harshest moments, and a path to redemption that’s better late than never. 'Could you come pick me up?” she sings in gorgeous harmonies and strings courtesy of Larissa Maestro and Kristin Weber, two of the town’s most gifted instrumentalists. 'Forget the years that I’ve spent drunk.' With a vibrato that’s as strong as it is vulnerable, Bell makes it easy to forgive her trespasses. M.M." @rscountry
•"Nashville singer Mercy Bell leans to the pop side of country on her new self-titled album. She’s a superb writer: Listen to 'Bent,' which begins with Bell singing, 'I saw Mt. Everest when I was 3 / It was the smallest mountain I’d ever seen / Compared to this.' Bell’s new music suggests she could innovate within the elastic constraints of country." Edd Hurt @nashvillescene
•"I’m not a country music fan, but Mercy Bell really does it for me. I’ve listened to her singles, eagerly anticipating a full-length, and she delivers..." @autostraddle @abeni
•" Mercy Bell is a millennial; a queer Filipino-American singer, and her new, self titled, album features a melange that feels appropriate to the Solange-meets-instagram-influencer photo cover. These ten songs cover a lot of ground both musically and thematically...”@country
•"The album’s musical identity is one of many colors, landing somewhere between folk, indie pop and Nashville’s new alt-country...” @riffsrhymes