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Weyes Blood In Holy Flux Tour: New Dawn arriving in New Zealand this May

15 March 2023 - 0 Comments

A galaxy of isolation, narcissism fatigue, technological agitation. These are the new norms that keep Natalie Mering up at night, and the themes at the heart of the celestial new Weyes Blood album, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow.

Weyes Blood’s dreamy torch songs of doom have never been more revealing of the present moment. If Titanic Rising was an observation of doom to come, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow is in the thick of it, searching for an escape hatch from algorithms and ideological chaos. "We're in a fully functional shit show,” said Mering. "My heart is a glow stick that's been cracked, lighting up my chest in an explosion of earnestness.”

Weyes fifth studio album And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow released in November 2022 highlights Weyes Blood urgent concern for the planet and humanity. Lead track It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody speaks about the interconnectivity of all beings, but also the fraying of society around us, while other tracks follow in kind. The lullaby-like Grapevine chronicles the splintering of a human connection. The otherworldly dirge God Turn Me into a Flower serves as allegory about our collective hubris. The Worst Is Done is an ominous warning, set against a deceivingly breezy pop melody.

The last time we saw Weyes Blood live in New Zealand was in March 2020, only a few days before our borders closed and life as we knew it changed dramatically. Now, with much to reconcile with in the months and years that followed, Weyes Blood will take the stage here once again for a cathartic and momentous pair of shows, with New Zealanders afforded the perfect moment to see an artist this critically acclaimed at the height of her powers.

May 29th - Powerstation, Auckland
May 30th - The Opera House, Wellington

*Tickets from Ticketmaster

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General sale starts March 20, 9am
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