Natalie Mering (a.k.a. Weyes Blood) brings an authentic voice to music, reigniting our love for ‘70s era singers and art rock instrumentals. Her most recent full-length album Front Row Seat to Earth was released last October on Mexican Summer Records to critical acclaim. This week brings the news that she has signed to Sup Pop for her new album to be released in 2018.
And just to tide us over, she recently dropped a two-track single on Mexican Summer. The single features her take on a pair of ‘60s era rock songs: Soft Machine’s “A Certain Kind” (1968) and Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talkin’” (1966), which was later popularized by Harry Nilsson upon its inclusion on the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack in 1969. Both reinterpretations are full-bodied, spiritually and sonically, with Mering’s vocals adding sweetness, but taking a back seat to rich symphonic textures created by Wurlitzer organs and bass guitar.
Weyes Blood is currently supporting fellow Sup Pop artist Father John Misty on his Pure Comedy tour.