Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat to Earth
The first thing you notice about Weyes Blood’s new album, «Front Row Seat to Earth», is its closeness. The music is immediate and warm with intimate feeling. The lyrics serve not to obscure and mystify, but to perform, reveal, and take the listener inside. Natalie Mering, the being behind Weyes Blood, sings sublimely on «Front Row Seat to Earth». These are her words and she means them. Between the subtle pulses of her breath, we feel the textures of her voice. Mering embeds her song in a harmonic gauze of arpeggiated piano, acoustic guitar, druggy horns, and outer space electronics. Propulsive, spare drums carry us across the album’s course.