credit: Emily April Allen
Mercy Bell embodies intersectionality in her life and in her music. Drawing from folk, pop, and country, her 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 openly queer Filipino-American singer and songwriter claiming her voice in a way that is personal and rapturous.
A bicoastal upbringing in California and New England, and time spent in New York and Arkansas before landing in her current home of East Nashville, give her a perspective on life that is broad, deep, and uniquely American. 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.
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