Weyes Blood, the experimental soft-rock enchantress known otherwise as Natalie Mering, has released the third single from her forthcoming album, Titanic Rising.
Titled “Movies,” the new track is accompanied by a self-directed music video, capturing Mering somersaulting about in swathes of rippling ivory before zooming out to reveal the audience watching her underwater dance with a trance-like gaze. The audience studies her, transfixed, before being swept along into Mering’s cinematic submersion.
“Our generation is the most cinematically saturated of all time,” Mering says of the song’s message. “Videotapes, DVD’s, streaming … Spielberg … all of it has thrust us into an endless loop of consumption … I wanted to take a look into the emotionally manipulative powers of Movies—how have Movies succeeded in telling the myths of our time? How have they failed (miserably)? What is the consequent effect on a society of beings looking for themselves in the myths on the screen? It’s safe to say that they have failed us, but I can’t help it … I love Movies.”
Titanic Rising is out everywhere on April 5 via Sub Pop. Check out the music video for “Movies” and listen to Weyes Blood’s 2015 Daytrotter Session below. You can preorder her new album here.