“Mecca” By Nick Mulvey

"Mecca" By Nick Mulvey is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day.
"Mecca" By Nick Mulvey is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day.

“Mecca” is the new single from two-time Mercury Prize-nominated artist Nick Mulvey and the fourth track to be revealed from his stunning new album New Mythology. The full-length recorded in Paris with renowned producer Renaud Letang (Manu Chao, Feist, Connan Mockasin) and will be released by Verve Forecast on June 10. Mulvey will make his return to Glastonbury Festival on June 24 and will play North American shows this summer: July 11 at New York’s Mercury Lounge, July 13 at The Drake in Toronto, and a sold out show July 15 at the Moroccan Lounge in LA.

“Mecca” is a intimate re-working of the song by British indie band Wild Beasts. The song’s lyrics immediately struck a profound chord with Mulvey, as he explains;

“I’ve loved this song since I heard the Wild Beasts original. I’ve always thought it under-appreciated, the lyrics to me read like a Rumi or Hafiz poem, devotional Sufi verse at its best. I adore the song and am honored to cover it. Renaud Letang and I had a wild time in the studio making it, going off-piste for me, muting my guitars and letting the synths, drum machines and vocal harmonies take over.”

Nick Mulvey was A founding member of the award-winning British collective Portico Quartet, he left in 2011 to concentrate on his own material. Once solo, he released the Mercury Prize nominated debut album First Mind in 2014, and 2017’s Wake Up Now.

Nick Maulvey
New Mythology
tracklisting
Verve Forecast

1. A Prayer of My Own
2. Star Nation
3. Mecca
4. Brother To You
5. Shores of Mona
6. The Gift
7. Sea Inside (Third Way)
8. Causes
9. Another Way To Be
10. Mona
11. Interbeing Part 1
12. Begin Again (Love You Just The Same)
13. Star Nation (Acoustic)

Nick Mulvey 2022 Tour Dates

7th June – King Tut’s, Glasgow
9th June – Gorilla, Manchester
10th June – KOKO, London
11th July – Mercury Lounge, New York NY
13th July – The Drake, Toronto ON
15th July – Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles CA

Pre order New Mythology by Nick Mulvey HERE