After much anticipation, celebrated New York-based band The Movielife have released “Mercy Is Asleep At The Wheel,” the first single off their upcoming album Cities In Search of A Heart. This album—their first offering since 2003’s seminal Forty Hour Train Back To Penn—marks The Movielife’s triumphant return to form and is set to be released on Friday, September 22 on Rise Records.

“It’s really about how we’re living in strange days,” frontman Vinnie Caruana says of the song. “Compassion, mercy, and righteousness are desperately needed in order to wash away the darkness that’s tearing us apart.  Mercy done lost her mind and is driving us straight into the sun.  All we can do is hold on tight and fight for love and the human spirit.”