Release Date: Out Now
This cover of the 1970s Melanie classic ‘Brand New Key’ will resonate with a lot of people and bring a lot of memories back but there will also be a slice of society, myself included, that is reminded of the version of this song sung by the Wurzels and focused more on Combine Harvesters than Rollerskates. Wherever this track takes you, Mercy Weiss’ version is a downtempo, lo-fi delight with some oh so simple keys, a laconic beat and the kind of vocals that will soothe the most savage of hangovers. The song is given a whole new energy and persona by this version and that’s all you can hope for in a cover version. So, mission accomplished.