Elise and David Commathe’s (Au Palais) demo song, Tender Mercy has a subtle yet elegant production that blends perfectly with the calm and collectedly beautiful lyrics.
Pitchfork also said: “…the title track to AU PALAIS’ ‘Tender Mercy’ EP, with its shimmering neon optimism and soaring vocals, finds a way to let in a bit more light. But then there beneath it all is a rumbling low end, creating just the right amount of contrast and reminding you why these guys take care to note on their Bandcamp that they ‘record their music at night’.”
FADER has also fallen head-over-heels for the band, “AU PALAIS’ contemplative siren sings with restraint, her presence barely-there. She doesn’t bombard with magnitude or woeful wallop. ‘Tender Mercy’ is perfect music for walking home from the party that turned sour.”