"Mercy" (CD single)
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while this single, with its go-go dance appeal, sounds like it could have come from Amy Winehouse, there's nothing bawdy or provocative about it.
What's the story?
International songstress Duffy has broadened her likability to the U.S. The talented Welsh beauty is already a hit in the U.K., but with the popularity of YouTube, she's begun to make a name for herself across the Atlantic.
Is it any good?
While comparisons to Amy Winehouse are inevitable, Duffy's voice outshines Winehouse's snarl with an angelic quality. Her soulfulness radiates through the lyrics of "MERCY" and makes fans look forward to more music from this cool new import from Wales. The video is decent and doesn't stray too far with images of Duffy singing on an elevated stage while male dancers perform around her.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about rock and pop star comparisons. Are musicians just putting out music that sounds the same? Do they have a desire to be original or a desire to be more like everyone else?