Today, Natalie Bergman releases Keep Those Teardrops From Falling, a brand new EP that further embodies her singular, spellbinding and spiritual vision of musical catharsis. Rooted in the world Bergman built on her debut solo album, Mercy - hailed earlier this year as “stunning” (Billboard), “utterly hypnotizing” (NYLON) and “a moving tour-de-force” (SPIN) - Keep Those Teardrops From Falling harnesses the power of resilience, finding salvation through endearing melodies, angelic harmonies and uncanny arrangements of rock and soul.
Listen to Keep Those Teardrops From Falling
In addition to surprising fans with a new EP, Natalie Bergman has just begun an international tour, where she’s performing the music live on-stage for the very first time. “As the band gets ready to head overseas for the next six weeks, I've been inspired to write four new songs as an extension of the Mercy story,” she says. “Thank you for listening.”
Upcoming dates include Pitchfork Music Festival London and more than a dozen headlining shows across Europe. Find the full list below and tickets here.
On the heels of Mercy, Natalie Bergman has recently collaborated with Beck for a cover of Lion’s “You’ve Got a Woman,” and a remix of her own song “Paint The Rain.” This fall, she also partnered with Spotify to share an exclusive Live at Electric Lady EP. The eight-track collection, recorded in the legendary New York City studio, featured Mercy highlights and a heavenly, stripped-down take on Jimi Hendrix’s “Angel.”
Watch Natalie Bergman’s reimagining of “Angel” at Electric Lady
Photo by Joshua Spencer
Keep Those Teardrops From Falling
Keep Those Teardrops From Falling
You've Got A Friend In Jesus
I'm Not Your Puppet
Glory Hallelujah, I'm Gonna Fly Home Soon
Natalie Bergman 2021 Tour Dates
11/5 - Aarhus, DK - Kunsthal Aarhus
11/6 - Groningen, NL - Take Root
11/7 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg (Club9)
11/9 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade Bristol
11/10 - Manchester, UK - St. Michael's
11/11 - London, UK - Pitchfork Festival
11/13 - St. Lo, FR - Theatre Roger Ferdinand
11/14 - Lille, FR - Le Kiosk
11/15 - Paris, FR - 1999
11/16 - La Rochelle, FR - La Sirene
11/17 - Nantes, FR - Stereolux
11/18 - Rouen, FR - 106
11/20 - Besançon, FR - La Rodia
11/21 - Clermont-Ferrand, FR - La Cooperative de Mai
11/25 - Vienna, AT - Bluebird Festival
11/26 - Graz, AT - Autumn Leaves Festival
11/27 - Milan, IT - Arci Bellezza
11/29 - Berlin, DE - Badehaus
Praise for Mercy
"A stunning gospel album as focused on faith as it is on love...delivering swaying choruses for believers and non-believers"
"Otherworldly...an example of the power of art to transform pain into something positive, even celebratory"
"This beautiful set of songs draws on her utterly hypnotizing view of gospel, one that is hazy, delirious, and glowing in the soul...a simultaneously peaceful and surreal experience"
"Step inside Natalie Bergman's land of milk and honey, a place where there's more than enough salvation to go around"
"A conceptual album, filled with hymn-like songs about the fragility and resilience of this experiment we call life"
"A moving tour-de-force, a modern gospel journey infused with exquisite melodies, a touch of psychedelia, and a lot of soul"
"Powerful enough to turn even the staunchest of atheists toward the light"
"A remarkable act of spiritual resilience"
"Bergman's off-beam voice hits the same indefinable receptors as Joanna Newsom or Amy Winehouse"
"While Mercy began as a desperate prayer, the end result sounds like salvation"
"One of the year's best albums...as revelatory as anything Paul saw on the road to Damascus"
"For once, modern songs about faith feel experimental and personable. What she has done to create her own form of worship music is truly groundbreaking"