weyes blood is searching for meaning in the chaos of modern life

That Natalie Mering chose to name herself Weyes Blood after the tale of a Christian fundamentalist war veteran turned nihilist zealot in the American South who burns his own eyes out with lye (a strong alkali used to dissolve dead bodies) and wraps his bare skin in barbed wire is, perhaps, key to understanding the postmodern melodrama of her music. “I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders,” she says when we meet on the final day of her week-long European press tour.

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