Weyes Blood will return with a new album called And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow on November 18 through Sub Pop. It is the second in a trilogy that was kicked off by 2018’s Titanic Rising, which is said to be the observation of doom to come while the new album is about being in the thick of it. A third album about hope will complete the trilogy in due course.
About the new album, Weyes Blood aka Natalie Mering says: “We’re in a fully functional shit show. My heart is a glow stick that’s been cracked, lighting up my chest in an explosion of earnestness.”
She has also shared the lead single “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody”, an open-hearted appraisal of the state of the world and the collective hurt that we’re all harbouring. Classic Laurel Canyon piano bobs away as she graciously expounds on her private wounds: “it’s been so long since I’ve felt really known”. Her candid confessions continue, her ever-empathetic tones making us feel as if she’s singing about us, making us feel as if we’re all connected by this disconnection: “living in the wake of overwhelming changes / we’ve all become strangers / even to ourselves”. As a choir beautiful voices rises up behind her, the feeling of union in isolation blossoms into a beautiful but forlorn flower of sound, graced off by poignant harp, strings and woodwinds as it builds towards its rapturous, forgiving finale.
Watch the lyric video for “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody” below or listen to it on streaming platforms.