Front Row Seat To Earth, the title of the fourth album from Santa Monica’s Weyes Blood (a.k.a. Natalie Mering), seems like it should accompany those shots from an orbiting space station that are both awe-inspiring and a little unreal. Her music also sits at this intersection, a dreamlike procession of stately folk-pop that moves slow but nonetheless leaves you captivated.
“Seven Words” shows the end of a relationship in this slow motion. Mering builds each sentiment piece-by-piece, piling on bits of slide guitar and organ to propel everything to a grand finale. She takes a widescreen view while still zooming in on little details that are worth pouring over.
“Seven Words” appears on Front Row Seat To Earth, out October 21 via Mexican Summer.
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