Brett Young has released the video to his latest single, “Mercy.” The song quickly rose to the Number One spot on the iTunes all-genre video chart on Friday (March 9th). The clip was directed by Seth Kupersmith and filmed over the course of two days in Encino, CA and White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
Brett said, “‘Mercy' is one of my favorite songs on the record, so it’s been really cool to see it come to life. My buddy Seth has always had such a creative and artistic brain – I got chills when I read his idea for this video for the first time. I’m really excited to share this one with fans!”
Brett co-wrote “Mercy” with Sean McConnell during their very first songwriting session together. He tells us: “We kind of got on to each others' past relationships and when you're talking about past relationships you're always talking about ones that didn't work out and I don't know, for whatever reason I used the word 'mercy' in the conversation. He goes, 'That's it. That's the song,' and he started playing something on the guitar. My favorite thing about 'Mercy' (is) I didn't live that exactly but I've lived multiple versions of that and I think that's why people are gonna be able to relate to the song so well. Like, there are so many different variations and versions of that kind of heartbreak and breakup that I think people have experienced and if you do a good enough job of telling a story but keeping it vague enough it can be anybody's story, and that's kind of what happened with 'Mercy,' and that song made the album at the 11th hour. We thought we were gonna stop with 11 songs and then we found out iTunes needed us to have 12 and I went, 'Well I know which one it's gonna be (laughs).'”
“Mercy” follows three back-to-back Number One hits, “Sleep Without You,” “In Case You Didn’t Know” and “Like I Loved You.”