The always enigmatic Fever Ray, aka Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife, has added a cover of Peter Gabriel’s “Mercy Street”to their recorded, studio work.  The single, which was announced simply with the mysterious image above, is set for release on September 14th as a digital download through Mute in the US and Canada.

If you can’t wait until September, London’s has snagged an exclusive 24-hour download of the track so grab it while you can or stream the track by visiting

“It’s an interpretation of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Mercy Street’,” says Andersson. “We made it more intense and faster to fit our eccentric percussionists and energetic live musicians. It is a monotone track but we worked with the dynamics trying to make it sparkle. I listened to it a lot when I was around 15, and it still moves me. It made me start reading Anne Sexton too.”

If you’re overseas this September, you can catch Fever Ray’s not-to-be-missed live show in Europe on the following dates:


5th – Electric Picnic, Dublin, Ireland

6th – O2 ABC, Glasgow

8th – Brixton Academy, London

9th – Olympia, Paris, France

10th – Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany

12th – Bestival, Isle of Wight