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Weyes Blood, Helena Deland


Though the music Natalie Mering writes as Weyes Blood sounds like it’s from or inspired by a long-lost era of singer-songwriters, the moods and messages within her latest album, Titanic Rising, carry the distinct weight of this generation. Looking for love and greater purpose in a world rife with existential dread and confusion, Mering soldiers on with poise as best she can, at times even exuding elegance despite her woes, like on standout track “Wild Time,” with its apt refrain, “It’s a wild time to be alive.” It’s doubtful a baby grand piano and string section will be in tow for this tour, but you still won’t want to miss an opportunity to catch these gorgeous, of-the-moment tunes live.