Comparisons between Amy Winehouse and 24-year-old Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy go together like Velveeta and shell mac. But Amy Winehouse’s horn-flanked Mark Ronson productions are intentionally post-modern. However, watch Duffy’s “Mercy” video with your eyes closed, and you might actually mistake that voice for Aretha Franklin’s. Open them, and you’ve got a Dusty Springfield dead ringer. We’re hooked.
Check out an exclusive Buzzworthy clip of Duffy discussing the inspiration behind the video.