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FIERCE MERCY is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being an influential and celebrated frontman. The range of artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape from heavy metal, to Americana, to Cuban rhythms and beyond. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal.Recorded in both Los Angeles and Nashville and mixed by Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton, Jack White) and Gordon Hammond (Buddy Miller, Don Williams), FIERCE MERCY explores themes of love and loss, mortality, and even the odd UFO sighting, but always with the singular perspective and insightful wit that define Hays work. He has created a new classic in his impressive repertoire (this is his 13th solo release), using a palette of pop songcraft, Americana flourishes, and soundtrack-ready strings. FIERCE MERCY is animated by its pensive, honest, and impassioned lyrics, and, Hay adds, by a sense of urgency felt deeply in the song The Last to Know, which introduces the albums title concept of fierce mercy.When youre in your 20s, you think youve got all the time in the world, Hay said. You get older, and you go through a quickening. Everything seems to get faster.Using his gift for expressing struggle in a way that resonates with a wide variety of people, he compares this to the messages mankind is getting on a global level: With the changing weather patterns, or the polar ice caps melting, were getting all of these warnings, and a lot of them are incredibly fierce. But they still feel somewhat merciful theyre not destroying us totally. Were all being told, Listen, you can still maybe address this, and it wont get to the point where I have to take you all out. Youve still got a shot.Ten of the albums 13 stellar compositions were coll
  • Start:October 21, 2017
  • End:October 21, 2017
  • Recurring
  • Where:Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20009
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  • Event Type: Arts & Theater
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