Emmylou Harris & John Paul White have released "Kyrie," the second single from the upcoming Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us, Volume II compilation. "Kyrie" is available today as a single for purchase and streaming at all digital outlets. The full Mercyland compilation will be released on January 15, 2016 on Mercyland Records.
Premiering "Kyrie" exclusively at Rolling Stone Country, Emmylou Harris commented, "I'm happy that 'Kyrie' is part of the Mercyland compilation.
Songwriting is and always has been a mystery to me, but it helps to be in the room with a friend like Phil [Madeira], who birthed this one with me."
This is the second installment of the Mercyland compilation, bringing together some of the most prominent voices in Americana music. "I don’t know that the first Mercyland would have even happened without Emmylou’s involvement," says Madeira. "When I started Volume II, she suggested we write together, which of course was an honor. She brought lovely verse ideas to the table, but a chorus eluded us until the words 'Kyrie Eleison' appeared. What better prayer can be prayed than to ask for mercy?"