Posts Tagged ‘Natalie Mering’

There is a stately magnificence about this album which sees Weyes Blood building ornate orchestral pop symphonies for listeners to drift on, as captivating layers of strings and synths swirl to dramatic effect.

Weyes Blood has come up for air with her fourth album Titanic Rising – a poetic image, considering the album artwork shows her submerged in water.

It’s a dignified and celestial body of work which has us floating in the Atlantic. Look out for Andromeda and Movies to transport you to another world, but from start to finish, it’s a beaut.

“Movies” taken from Titanic Rising, was released April 5th, 2019 on Sub Pop Records. http://www.weyesblood.com

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Weyes Blood aka Natalie Mering  is now four albums into her career. This is an excellent starting point for the uninitiated. Echoes of George Harrison, Carpenters, Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren, Philip Glass, and even Enya (in the voice layering department, she admits) all come ringing out of various songs.

This album could have happily lived in any decade across the past 50 years, yet it still feels so connected to today. By processing her memories, ideals, and other layers of her subconscious, she lands on at outlook that only spells survival and strength to me. It’s a beautiful record, in all senses. Beautifully strong, vulnerable, open, reassuring, and to pun on her name, wise.

‘Titanic Rising’ (Released: April 5th, 2019)

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Santa Monica’s Natalie Mering, who records lush, idiosyncratic folk music under the name Weyes Blood, is returning next month with new album Front Row Seat To Earth. We’ve already heard first single “Seven Words” and the rest of the LP continues spinning further and further into ’70s West Coast singer-songwriter territory. New song “Do You Need My Love” is a sumptuously orchestrated odyssey that shoots out into space about halfway through its spellbinding six minutes, and you can (and should) listen below.

Weyes Blood Announces New Album, Shares Video For “Seven Words”

Natalie Mering aka Weyes Blood is returning with a brand new album her third album for Mexican Summer titled “Front Row Seat To Earth”.

returns with her third album for Mexican Summer, Front Row Seat To Earth.

For the record’s introduction she is sharing a video for the gorgeous single “Seven Words.” The Charlotte Linden Ercoli Coe directed clip weaves a narrative of leaving somewhere and something that may feel comfortable to get back to where one belongs melding perfecting with the enveloping warmth of the soundtrack. In a statement about the song Mering said,
“‘Seven Words’ is a wanderer’s tale, a well-worn subgenre in the tradition of farewell songs. The tune itself is trying to evoke the familiar act of leaving somebody in order to save them, or continue seeking. ‘These seven words’ are actually ‘these seven words I say to you,’ implying that words cannot express the feeling of leaving somebody you love.. Likewise the video takes a sideways glance at the weathered symbolism of transforming into a creature that can no longer survive in its previous form.”
Watch the endearing and at times goofy video here and check out the album’s cover art .

Weyes Blood – Bad Magic  From the LP, The Innocents (LP|CD|MP3) The invention of the drone camera may have changed low budget music videos, and, for that matter, low-budget filmmaking forever. A few years ago, you would’ve needed a helicopter to get these scenes of sweeping natural beauty. And for some reason, the shots of Natalie Mering adoringly lifting the drone into the sky just kill me. Weyes Blood’s new album ‘The Innocents’ will be available in LP / CD / Digital formats was released October .

Ocassionally you hear a piece of music that tries to break through those constructs of the norm, and even the most open minded of music nerds have to shift how their ears listen to things to understand what the hell is going on. That’s what I had to do in listening to the music of Natalie Mering, who records under the moniker Weyes Blood.

With her newest album The Innocents, Mering is making something closer to modern day chamber music tinged with an indie rock/folk feel it. It’s eerie, yet beautiful, and its music coming from a vulnerable place, influenced by experimental music of many ages throughout musical history.