TV On The Radio - "Mercy" [Official Video]

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TV On The Radio has finally released an official music video for "Mercy," their first release since 2011's Nine Types of Light. TVOTR has consistently revealed surreal and otherworldly videos since their debut but "Mercy" takes the cake - in a good way. The video follows an asteroid which is itself a character in the visual storyline; the heavenly object hits Earth and decides that--instead of destroying the masses--it wants to become a part of it. It realizes it's impossible and turns out to be something greater because of it, maybe a nod towards TVOTR themselves? After all, they have their own sound, their own image and are very much considered an "other" - which is exactly what makes them great. At Okayplayer's very own holiday party, TVOTR lead singer, Tunde Adebimpe did his own rendition of Clarence Carter's "Back Door Santa" and showed everyone what it really means to stand out in your own skin. Take a look at "Mercy" below and get some inspiration (and stay tuned for more news on TVOTR's next full-length, which can't be far behind?)