NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Voice alumni and country music singer/songwriters, Taryn Papa and Josh Gallagher have released their popular rendition of Shawn Mendes’ smash hit, “Mercy,” today, Friday, August 26. The powerful lyrics of “Mercy” first captured the attention of the country risers in 2017, which inspired the members of Team Blake and Team Adam, respectively, to put their own spin on the song. Their dynamic vocals alongside the classic sound of a pedal steel guitar offer a fresh and catchy new perspective to the track. Listen to Taryn and Josh’s version of “Mercy” here.
“I have always loved how our voices blend! We started our music careers in Nashville as solo artists but enjoyed co-fronting pop up shows together and even after 5 years of releasing the video, we still get requests to release this song as a single to “jam in my car.” Happy and excited to finally get this track out there,” Taryn said.
Initially, the pair released their cover of "Mercy" on Taryn’s YouTube page, which instantly took off garnering tens of thousands of views online, simultaneously generating an overwhelming amount of attention from fans. For years, fans have pleaded that the two release the track to streaming platforms, and this summer, the Season 19 and Season 11 finalists finally felt it was the perfect time to do just that.
“It’s a great song and when Taryn asked me about doing it as a duet, I was immediately in. That girl is so (damn) good. I think this duet is gonna do really well,” Gallagher said.
This release comes on the heels of exponential growth for the budding stars. This summer, Taryn highlighted her relationship with her fiance, Brett, on an Instagram Reel racking up over 18 million views. Her latest single “Can’t Catch My Heart,” marked the third release from her upcoming EP AWAKE due out later this year. The song received high praise from media garnering support from CMT, Entertainment Tonight, E! Online, and was also recently named as “Brand Ambassador” for Herman Marshall Whiskey. Josh, a Pennsylvania native, continues to experience rapid fan growth as he shares the stage with the likes of Randy Houser, Eric Paslay, Lee Ann Womack, Cole Swindell and more. His music has racked up over millions of streams on Spotify and he recently inked a publishing deal with Kobalt Music. With the release of their dynamic and fan-favorite collab, Josh and Taryn continue to showcase their staying power in the ever-evolving world of country music.
Stream “Mercy” HERE.