Weyes Blood: Hang On / Some Winters

Natalie Merins is Weyes Blood whose 2011 album The Outside Room on Not Not Fun earned her a spot in the psych-ethereal-experimental folk world and put her on the map.

Three years later, her new album, The Innocents, due on October 21st sounds even more promising, judging from the couple of tracks that are already out there. First there is Hang On, a well produced folk song, reminiscent of the genre’s heyday in the 1960s and then there is Some Winters, a dreamy piano folk ballad that feels almost otherworldly.

Facts about Weyes Blood

  • She has worked with Jackie-O Motherfucker and Ariel Pink, providing back-up vocals.

  • She named her project Weyes Blood (originally Weyes Bluhd) from American gothic writer Flannery O’Connor’s novel, Wise Blood.

  • The new album’s title, The Innocents, is based on the 1962 Jack Clayton movie of the same name, which was an adaptation of Henry James’ classic novel, Turn Of The Screw, starrring Deborah Kerr and having William Archibald and Truman Capote writing the screenplay.
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