NPR Premieres "House Of Mercy" Video

Jarosz is more involved and invested in her work than ever, pushing herself into instruments she’s not known for, new writing styles and darker, more mature material. The stark black-and-white imagery in the video, including intriguing and inchoate images of naked flesh (both Jarosz’s and her costar’s), reads like exploration of the area beyond previous comfort zones. This video requires multiple viewings — at least once each for images and then for lyrics and music. In each iteration, the overarching theme (or undercurrent, as it were) is that, like the artists who decades ago laid the groundwork for this video, Sarah Jarosz is ready to broaden the conversation.
— NPR Music's Katie Presley