Dave Matthews Band Premieres Video for #1 Hit ‘Mercy’
When Dave Matthews Band invited fans to take part in the creation of a video for its latest single, "Mercy," 14,334 responded, submitting original photos and videos.
Those who contributed to the process - echoing and enhancing the song's call for unity and action - were rewarded with an early look at the resulting clip, directed by James Frost (Radiohead, OK Go), before it premiered yesterday on Vevo. The "Mercy" video can be seen below.
"Mercy," the first single from Dave Matthews Band's forthcoming album, Away From The World, topped the Triple A radio charts for two consecutive weeks and is available now at all digital retailers.
Scheduled for release on September 11 by RCA Records, Away From The World was hailed by Rolling Stone as the band's "strongest album in years."Billboard praised it as "sometimes heart-rending, often seismic, always ambitious...[Matthews] showcases some of his most stirring, vulnerable vocals and lyrics to date." Fans can read an excerpt from the Billboard cover story at http://www.billboard.com/features/dave-matthews-band-the-billboard-cover-story-1007898552.story#/features/dave-matthews-band-the-billboard-cover-story-1007898552.story.
The group recorded 'Away From The World' in Seattle withSteve Lillywhite, who produced its first three studio records - Under The Table And Dreaming, Crash and Before These Crowded Streets. The upcoming album is the follow-up to 2009's Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King, which debuted atNo. 1 on The Billboard 200, making Dave Matthews Band one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart. The group has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined.The Away From The Worldpre-order is underway on the iTunes Store and at www.davematthewsband.com.
Fans can listen to an exclusive live broadcast of Dave Matthews Band's concert from the historic Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington State this Saturday, September 1, at 11:00 p.m. ET on "Dave Matthews Band Radio," Sirius XM Radio's commercial-free music channel featuring music, interviews and live recordings from the band's archives. The limited-run channel can be heard through Sunday, September 30, on Sirius channel 142 & XM channel 43. Additionally, "Dave Matthews Band Radio" will be available as a 24/7 channel online on channel 714 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and mobile devices.
Check Out Dave Matthews Band Video for 'Mercy'