NATALIE BERGMAN announces the release of Mercy, her debut solo album on Third Man Records. Self-produced, performed and mixed in near-solitude, the 12-song set takes a spellbinding step into Bergman’s singular world of sound, spirituality and the search for hope during tragic times. The video for ‘Talk To The Lord’ can be enjoyed here
The journey began in October 2019; until then, Natalie had been on tour since the age of 14. She spent the better part of the past decade singing lead alongside her brother Elliot Bergman in their duo Wild Belle, but the night she was about to hit the stage at Radio City Music Hall, her life changed. A coroner called with news that their father and stepmother had been killed by a drunk driver.
Throughout her years in Wild Belle, the LA-based, Chicago-bred Natalie Bergman has collaborated with the likes of Elvis Costello, Major Lazer and Tom Tom Club, opened for Beck, Cage The Elephant and Toro y Moi, played Coachella, The Tonight Show and more. On Mercy, her sweeping spectrum of creativity is finally on full display, from the three-dimensional artwork seen in ‘Talk To The Lord’, to her striking sense of style and the best songs she says she’s ever written. Natalie adds:
Mercy marks the first newly recorded gospel album to be released by Third Man Records. Helmed by Bergman’s heavenly voice, the music is steeped in mystic melodies, time-bending tones of psychedelic rock, soul and a spiritual healing that’s much-needed in the wake of 2020. Mercy was mastered by Warren Defever of His Name Is Alive, additional production comes from Elliot Bergman and Erik Hall, and vocal contributions include Elsa Harris and The Larry Landfair Singers, who Natalie sang with at her father’s funeral.