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Weyes Blood

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120 minsFirst aired 20 Mar 2019
Kathryn Vetter Miller

The psych-folk singer and songwriter on creating her own universe to explore the mysteries of life.

Weyes Blood’s distorted brand of psych-folk, with its uniquely edgy spirituality, is influenced by noise and experimental rock communities. Ever a nomad, exploring the past, present and future, the singer and songwriter approaches her craft with the spirit of a sonic anthropologist. This April she’ll release her fourth album, Titanic Rising, deemed here as “The Kinks meet WWII or Bob Seger meets Enya.” Named for the infamous ship, the album reflects upon humanity’s hubris and is a meditation on the collective psychology of success and survival. She joins Vivian in the studio today to expand upon the album’s theme of existentialism, discuss how spirituality guides her creative process and explain how she tackles heavy topics with melodic grace.

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Engineered by Ryan Woodhall
Produced by Sara Casella

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