New Weyes Blood 7″ Out Now!
Out now, Weyes Blood’s A Certain Kind b/w Everybody’s Talkin’ is a 7” love letter to the songs that have helped define her sound over the years.
Originally recorded on distant shores from where midnight cowboys roamed the same year of 1968, Soft Machine’s “A Certain Kind” was often confused as a Weyes Blood original when Mering introduced the Robert Wyatt penned fusion ballad to her live set. A recording residency at the famed Galeria ze dos Bois (ZDB) multidisciplinary space in Lisbon, Portugal enabled Mering and her touring band to track the soul-searching rendition of the song present on A Certain Kind b/w Everybody’s Talkin’.
A mainstay of Weyes Blood’s early years on stage, Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talkin’” as imagined by Harry Nilsson for the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack is finally memorialized on A Certain Kind b/w Everybody’s Talkin’. As a native Californian transplanted to the east coast, Mering identified with Neil and Nilsson’s forlorn feeling of east coast isolation and longing for days in the rays. “I’m going where the sun keeps shining. Through the pouring rain. Going where the weather suits my clothes.”