Brooklyn rock heroes TV On The Radio have been lying dormant for a bit. They haven’t had a proper release since 2011′s Nine Types of Light, and those of us who consider TV On The Radio geniuses have been sitting around, twiddling our thumbs for the last two years, waiting for something to happen. Sure, we watched singer Tunde Adebimpe act in movies and listened to guitarist and vocalist Kyp Malone’s excellent solo album and scoped out the bands Dave Sitek was producing, but it wasn’t the same.
Thankfully, the wait is over.
The band just released a new track, “Mercy,” which you can stream below. It’s got the driving guitars and precise drumming you’d expect from TVOTR, but it’s certainly a bit brighter and sunnier than a ton of their previous work. Adebimpe still has one of the best voices in the game — his vocal track on “Staring at the Sun” is an all-timer for me — and while he doesn’t get the chance to really show his chops on this one, it’s still an excellent song by one of the best bands working today. Stream “Mercy” below.
STREAM: TV On The Radio – “Mercy”