Weyes Blood's new album Titanic Rising is out in just a few weeks - on April 5th to be precise. Today she shares the third teaser of the new album with the track 'Movies', a song in ode to and wary of the power of the cinematic arts. Natalie Mering explains her compulsion further:

“We are enamored with Movies. Our generation is the most cinematically saturated of all time. Videotapes, DVD's, streaming... Spielberg...all of it has thrust us into an endless loop of consumption. They provide formative experiences as children, standing larger than life before our fragile adolescent minds. I wanted to take a look into the emotionally manipulative powers of movies - how have movies succeeded in telling the myths of our time? How have they failed (miserably)? What is the consequent effect on a society of beings looking for themselves in the myths on the screen?  It's safe to say that they have failed us, but I can't help it...I love Movies."

Unfolding over 6 minutes of style-shifting musical expression, 'Movies' certainly has a similar scope and sweep of a great flick - especially with Mering's melodramatic performance leading the way. It begins in almost operatic fashion, swirling synths backing Weyes Blood as she's lost in her own fantasies about the idealised visions presented in movies, and her desire to dive deep into the lives they behold. 'Movies' takes a turn for the even more histrionic in its final third, as gust of violin and voices bluster through the piece, elevating it to even more rhapsodic levels of reverie, her words fading into simplistic desires, but the passion in her voice digging down to the deepest depths of her dreams.

'Movies' comes with a self-directed video that continues the underwater theme of Titanic Rising's cover art. Check it out below.

Weyes Blood's Titanic Rising comes out April 5th on Sub Pop. She'll be in Europe for these dates:

Apr. 22 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
Apr. 23 - Bristol, UK - The Exchange
Apr. 24 - Manchester, UK - YES (The Pink Room)
Apr. 25 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Apr. 27 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, DE- Turmzimmer
Apr. 29 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Upstairs
Apr. 30 - Dunkerque, FR  - 4Ecluses
May 02 - Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
May 03 - Orleans, FR - Astrolabe
May 04 - Brussels, BE - Le Nuits Botanique (Venue: Rotonde)

Keep up with The 405's Tracks of the Day in our 2019 playlist, updated every weekday.