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‘And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow’ by Weyes Blood

Malaki Lingg, Assistant Web Editor

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

In 2019, Natalie Mering, also known as Weyes Blood, released her studio album “Titanic Rising.” After receiving critical acclaim for her beautiful voice and engaging lyricism, fans have patiently waited for a new release for the past three years. Finally, on Nov. 18, 2022, Weyes Blood released her long-awaited fifth studio album, “And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow.”

Mering’s new project brings a unique and exciting spin to her classic sound. Following her previous release, which was heavily inspired by 60s and 70s pop, she brings forth some of those influences and combines them with hymns and an orchestral background. While Mering’s gripping lyricism and melancholic voice always lead her music, the instrumentals are out of this world in this release. Each track is full of synths, uplifting humming and orchestral pieces, which perfectly reflect the emotions Mering was trying to convey. 

Mering’s new release is everything that fans wanted and more. Throughout the runtime of “And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow,” Mering perfectly conveys her feelings of heartbreak and isolation over the past few years, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting everyone and heavily changing the music scene. Nearly everything about this project is amazing, from the vocals, lyricism, instrumentals and mixing, it is all masterful. You will love this album if you are a fan of artists such as Phoebe Bridgers or Lana Del Rey. 

“And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow” is streaming now on services including Spotify and Apple Music.