A new Patti Smith song, “Mercy Is,” was debuted yesterday on Mary-Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 radio show, the NME reports.
The track is featured at the 2:55:00 mark. You can easily advance to hear it if you don’t want to listen to the entire three-hour show.
Smith wrote the song specifically for the film “Noah,” directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Russell Crowe in the title role and shot in Iceland. She recorded it with the Kronos Quartet.
The soundtrack is scored by Clint Mansell.
“My orchestrator Matt Dunkley and I arranged the music which we roughly laid out alongside Patti’s demo,” Mansell told Hobbs, “and then we had Kronos and Patti play together in the studio, so it was all done in quite an old school way. This process allowed Patti and Kronos to really express themselves and really find their performance.”