Weyes Blood launched a trippy new video for “Wild Time” whereas saying a brand new album scheduled for 2021.
The California singer-songwriter, actual identify Natalie Mering, directed the video herself, shot on 16mm movie previous to the pandemic. The clip options Mering performing the Titanic Rising monitor within the mountains, sitting cross-legged and strumming her acoustic guitar. She bathes within the river with some associates, who later douse themselves with paint.
In an open letter to followers, Mering claimed that the tune was about “yearning for wildness and Mother Nature in a time of chaos.” She additionally confirmed that her 2020 tour has been canceled as a result of coronavirus, however irrespective of: She’s already engaged on a follow-up to Titanic Rising, slated for 2021.
Mering launched Titanic Rising in April 2019, a file that tackled themes of local weather change, isolation and the upcoming doom for millennials. “I think a lot of people are living in a state of millennial burnout, trying to keep up with something that nobody really fully understands yet,” she told Rolling Stone. Read Mering’s full letter under.
Good day everybody,
Here is a video for my tune “Wild Time” that was shot on 16mm pre-Pandemic, then edited collectively throughout isolation. Felt like the correct time to let this video out into the world, seeing as we’re all getting saddled down by some fairly grim realities. This tune is about craving for wildness and Mother Nature in a time of chaos. It’s for delicate individuals who fear in regards to the destiny of humanity and really feel powerless to do something about it.
I’ve spent numerous time pondering apocalyptic ideas and realizing that received’t get you wherever. What if the world has all the time been ending? What if the sprawl of our cities are simply as wild because the forests? What if local weather change and the destruction of our pure habitat is a mirrored image of the character inside us, nevertheless sublimely horrifying and laborious to know? We’re animals, we play out a really precarious drama of life, and we grasp for what’s left of the protecting womb – however possibly the notion that we’re by some means separated from her is an phantasm. Maybe it’s, actually, a wild time to be alive. Maybe getting in contact with that as a tradition and society would avert the worst-case situations of ecological disaster and existential dread.
If you’ve gotten this far, wow, thanks for really taking the time to learn this. In different information, as you might have assumed, I’m canceling all of my headline exhibits for 2020, however I’m starting to work on my subsequent album that can come out in 2021 — a special time, when hopefully we are able to see one another nose to nose as soon as once more.
Natalie (a.ok.a. Weyes Blood)