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Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising - New Vinyl Lp 2019 Sub Pop 'Loser Edition' on Maroon Vinyl with Download - Indie Folk / World

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Street Date: 4/5/19

Titanic Rising, written and recorded during the first half of 2018, is the culmination of three albums and years of touring: stronger chops and ballsier decisions. It’s an achievement in transcendent vocals and levitating arrangements—one she could reach only by flying under the radar for so many years. “I used to want to belong,” says the L.A. based musician. “I realized I had to forge my own path. Nobody was going to do that for me. That was liberating. I became a Joan of Arc solo musician.”

The Weyes Blood frontwoman grew up singing in gospel and madrigal choirs. “Classical and Renaissance music really influenced me,” says Mering, who first picked up a guitar at age 8. (Listen closely to Titanic Rising, and you’ll also hear the jazz of Hoagy Carmichael mingle with the artful mysticism of Alejandro Jodorowsky and the monomyth of scholar Joseph Campbell.) “Something to Believe,” a confessional that makes judicious use of the slide guitar, touches on that cosmological upbringing. “Belief is something all humans need. Shared myths are part of our psychology and survival,” she says. “Now we have a weird mishmash of capitalism and movies and science. There have been moments where I felt very existential and lost.”

Tracklist

  1. A Lot's Gonna Change
  2. Andromeda
  3. Everyday
  4. Something to Believe
  5. Titanic Rising
  6. Movies
  7. Mirror Forever
  8. Wild Time
  9. Picture Me Better
  10. Nearer to Thee