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Front Row Seat To Earth

by Weyes Blood

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whorchata Her voice is so beautiful and the lyrics are so sad but ultimately just the beauty of the sound is enough to make someone cry Favorite track: Seven Words.
Jennifer Gruber
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Jennifer Gruber "It's starting to hurt, and I want to go home... I want you mostly in the morning, when my soul is weak from dreaming." There's something very classical in the way Weyes Blood sings about love, the fear of surrender that the proud and guarded feel, and it just GETS me! Favorite track: Seven Words.
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Gordon Fu 封面很美,旋律和编排很棒,每首都要细细品味。simply the best,后悔自己没有早点听过weyes blood的歌。最近又听了好多遍,超级喜欢Melbourne recital centre的演出那几首都很棒,希望可以录一个forever young的录音室版本。 Favorite track: Do You Need My Love.
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1.
Diary 05:36
I stand apart from the rest  I had so much to give where does my life go  those close to me may know  I've squandered my time  got rid of that dream of mine and now you can't stay  please baby, don't go away  just give  me more time  I'll change my mind  I'll change  I'll change  I stand apart from the rest  I now must confess  I play a selfish game  only I'm the one to blame  I have squandered my mind  got rid of that dream of mine and now you gotta leave  baby take pity on me we can leave all the pain behind  gettin rid of that vice of mine  just give me more time  I'll change my mind  I'll change  I'll change  I'll change my mind, I'll change 
2.
Used to Be 04:32
In spite of being so late  to the game  I won't fight fate  or lose my place  used to be the one  that knew me saw through me  used to be the one  that knew and every morning when I rise  those cold blue eyes aren't here too the worst came true the binds that break and shatter off when you fall down  from the top and your heart stops  used to be the one  that knew me  saw through me  used to be the one that, knew me you used  to be, the one that knew me  you used to be the one 
3.
Be Free 06:22
It's sad to dream  It constantly seems  like there's no light at the end  of my tunnel  false dreams and promises  how do I get through to you  tried to do  the best I could  loved you just like a girl should  somewhere  I got stuck on you It's just the two of us and I want you to be free  don't worry about me  I got my thing  stay close to the edge and try to admit it  that you gave it away  when you starve to care  and I cared  a long, long time of mine  I waited  for you to come around  I found  a one way street, that's me still hanging on to set you free  make you believe  I'm yours  It's just the two of us  and I want you to be free  don't worry about me I got my thing I will never fear  when you're not with me 
4.
tired of feeling so had  the world that I knew  just fell through  and left me outside  and we may be blind  more than the others how it feels so good to feel  how I wanna feel  ever since I  saw those lion eyes  those tires feelings hide  behind your cigarette nights  your love  breaking apart inside  do you need me the way I  need you let's be true for a change  do you need someone  do you need my love  need my love  tired of feeling so bad givin away everything  gonna learn to take the pain  I know that your love stings  passion is the only thing  passion must mean everything  I felt your body scream to be  set free from  the pain of what's gone  I'll move you along  do you need me  the way I  need you  let's be true for a change  do you need someone  do you need my love  need my love  everyone who knows me knows I'm crazy for loving you baby  do you need me like I  need you, too tell me what I should do  do you need me  do you need me  the way I  need you 
5.
goin to see end of days  I've been hanging  on my phone all day  and the fear goes away  I might not need to stay  on this sinking ship  for long  I can give it away everyday  I can fly and spend all my seconds  like they're my last  it's not the past  that scares me  now what a great future  this is gonna be    Y-o-l-o , why  Y-o-l-o, why  used to think it was bad  that we were all goin mad  but now it's fine to leave  goodbye those old things  carry me through the  waves of change  carry me, through the waves  of change  I know my place  It's a beautiful thing  Y-o-l-o, why...
6.
walkin along  bridge is so long  when will I ever reach  the other side  time , time flies  woke up this way  in the morning  faint from the heat  that follows me  everywhere I run no ones got a door  open for more  and I wouldn't have it  any other way  I can't go home again  and all the riot times  and fire nights burnin my body  my stars that shine  take me back  oh no not again  stuck here with you  fighter do the right thing  can you suffer more  let the world  carve at your heart don't need a home  if you come apart  I have moved more  then I can count  twist and turn  tryin to learn  and I wouldn't change my fate do you look like me when you fight  my stars align somewhere  take me back  and if I'm blind  to what I feel  I hope I can love still dear  I hope you will  oh no not again stuck here with you
7.
these seven words I say to you  one by one I love you  and you have to know  if I could change how I'm insane if I could  learn to leave  my troubles behind it's starting to hurt  and you're movin on  tellin everyone  how I done you so wrong  cat scratch a beast  my words that  made you bleed now I face tomorrow  now I face tomorrow  In time we'll both be free from this ball and chain  hangin on to things  I want you mostly in the morning when my soul  is weak  from dreaming  when the dust has cleared  and you forget that I'm here hangin on  I've been hangin who had the last word  I'm tellin you first  who had the last word  I'm tellin you first  these seven words  are no longer mine  who am I  but a stranger  who took you down  it's starting to burn  and I wanna go home only home I've known  lost in the storm  it had to be  seven words to set us free  now I face tomorrow  now I face tomorrow now I face tomorrow 
8.
Away Above 05:18
away, above  find a perfect love you and me we're meant to see  it through, you  and me  you and me I don't feel bad for you  and that what makes us free  you can buy into that dream  waitin for true love to seem real passing over bridges faces wanna listen  I hope that we'll go home  I want to be alone won't you come meet  me at nine I'll bring your worst fears if you bring mine  and we can laugh over a night of red wine  got a radio to play the dream  necessary evil are we meant to be  I swear that you know me  more than I'll ever know  away, above find a perfect love  you and me  It was meant to  see some time through  yeah you  and me  I want hold back from you sometimes I can't even feel  the wheel's broken  from pushin still  and the lines of knowing  and being undone  somethings you  just gotta run away from  but that doesn't change us  away and above  what you give is good  enough got me livin in the dream  away, above  find a perfect love you and me  we were meant to see  some time through  yeah you  and me  I won't hold back from you 
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about

The new Weyes Blood record, Front Row Seat To Earth, is the folk music of the near future. Natalie Mering, the being behind Weyes Blood, embeds her sublime 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.

There is a faded California beauty to Front Row. A gentle honesty that recalls the finest folk music made on the West Coast of the ‘70s. The hue hangs in the sweet-spooky harmonies, the pulsing sway of the vibrato, and the ecstatic chord resolves. It is the joyful release of energy as the song delicately unfolds from intro to extrospection.

But this beauty is scratched with shadow; with dark foreboding, alienation, and acceptance of change. Love and loss balance together in suspended alchemy, as the earthiness of the singer-songwriter tradition wears digital sounds like feathers in its hair. Mering, together with co-producer Chris Cohen and some special guests, contrasts live band intimacy with the post-modern electric sheen of A.M. radio atmospherics. The experimental flourishes sparkle amid the succinct, thoughtful arrangements.

The closeness of this record - how personal, alone, and frank it feels - conceals its aspirations to the outside, to the "Earth" of its title. Weyes Blood harbors devastating weight while also universalizing the strange ways of identity and relationships. These are not typical love songs or protest songs -- they are painful, poignant riddles that celebrate the ambiguity of love and affirm the conflict of harmonious life within a disharmonic world.

credits

released October 21, 2016

All songs written by: Natalie Mering

Published by: Secretly Canadian Publishing (BMI)

Produced by: Natalie Mering and Chris Cohen

Engineered by: Chris Cohen

Mixed by: Kenneth Gilmore

Mastered by: David Ives

Artwork by: Evan Howard Hill

Photography by: Katie Miller

Layout by: Rob Carmichael, SEEN

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