As I'm sure you've heard, Late Night host Jimmy Fallon brought last night's show to the University of North Carolina, where President Barack Obama stopped by to slow jam the news, talk student loan interest, and answer stupid Twitter questions (watch here). Sucks to have to follow the president, but Mr. Dave Matthews was also on hand to lend a voice to Fallon's college-friendly anthem "Dorms, Shower Baskets, and The Walk of Shame" and debut a brand new Dave Matthews Band song called "Mercy" from their upcoming new album, due out later this year.
We've got both performances below. Check 'em out.
Hard to anticipate how "Mercy" will sound with the rest of the Band, but as a stark, intimate acoustic ballad, it’s a real stunner. Dave's high register vocal shakes and shivers gorgeously over that minimal fingerpick riff, accentuated by Roots guitarist Captain Kirk Douglas' understated layering and (best of all) backup harmonies on that second chorus.
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