O disco de 2019 de Natalie Laura Mering não deixou margem para grandes discussões e fixou-se como presença constante em todas as listagens de melhores trabalhos do ano. Para nós não foi diferente e Weyes Blood entrou sem pensar duas vezes na lista meio louca dos 270 discos de 2019 que devias ter ouvido e não ouviste… ou ouviste?.

Apesar da compositora norte-americana ter já confirmado que está com a mão na escrita de um álbum novo, deu um passinho atrás para ainda se deixar embalar pelo “Wild Time” de Titanic Rising. Com imagens captadas em 16mm na fase pré-confinamento social, o novo vídeo para o tema foi editado durante o período de quarentena.

Mering escreveu uma nota para acompanhar o vídeo de “Wild Time” que diz assim:

Here is a video for my song “Wild Time” that was shot on 16mm pre-Pandemic, then edited together during isolation. Felt like the right time to let this video out into the world, seeing as we’re all getting saddled down by some pretty grim realities. This song is about yearning for wildness and Mother Nature in a time of chaos. It’s for sensitive people who worry about the fate of humanity and feel powerless to do anything about it.

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking apocalyptic thoughts and realizing that won’t get you anywhere. What if the world has always been ending? What if the sprawl of our cities are just as wild as the forests? What if climate change and the destruction of our natural habitat is a reflection of the nature within us, however sublimely horrifying and hard to understand?  We’re animals, we play out a very precarious drama of life, and we grasp for what’s left of the protective womb – but maybe the notion that we’re somehow separated from her is an illusion. Maybe it is, truly, a wild time to be alive. Maybe getting in touch with that as a culture and society would avert the worst case scenarios of ecological crisis and existential dread.

If you’ve gotten this far, wow, thank you for actually taking the time to read this. In other news, as you may have assumed, I am canceling all of my headline shows for 2020, but I’m beginning to work on my next album that will come out in 2021- a different time, when hopefully we can see each other face to face once again.

xo

Natalie (aka Weyes Blood)

Titanic Rising foi editado pela Sub Pop a 05 de Abril do ano passado.