Noah – Patti Smith’s Mercy Is, Featuring the Kronos Quartet

We enjoy practicing our faith. We love to listen to as well as see Patti Smith “live” in concert. So it is a double thrill that the biblical motion picture Noah which includes a new lullaby from Patti Smith will soon be here. The gentle song, “Mercy Is”, was written and sung by Patti Smith as she collaborates with the Kronos Quartet and Clint Mansell the composer of the film’s soundtrack.

Copyright Rolling Stone Magazine 2014

Here is the world première of “Mercy Is” from Mary Anne Hobbs’s BBC Radio Show.

Director Darren Aronofsky’s comments:

I’ve been friends with Patti for a long time, and I needed a lullaby for the movie because it’s a big part of the story. I was telling Patti about my struggles, and it turns out she’s studied lullabies and writes a lot of them. She was like, “Can I please write it for you?” And I said, “You’re asking me that question?” [Laughs] I said “absolutely” with as much of a poker face as possible. She wrote this incredible lullaby that Russell Crowe sings to Emma Watson in the movie. It’s really touching and beautiful.

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3 Replies to “Noah – Patti Smith’s Mercy Is, Featuring the Kronos Quartet”

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Irene. Just got around to seeing it and it was more comedic than I understood it to be. I found it representative of Dave Van Ronk’s life but subtle not pronounced through the character of Llewyn Davis. I loved the backdrop of Greenwich Village.


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