We regret to announce that Weyes Blood’s show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted directly.
The artist has shared the following statement:
Good day everyone,
Here is a video for my song “Wild Time” that was shot on 16mm pre-Pandemic, then edited together during isolation. Felt like the right time to let this video out into the world, seeing as we’re all getting saddled down by some pretty grim realities. This song is about yearning for wildness and Mother Nature in a time of chaos. It’s for sensitive people who worry about the fate of humanity and feel powerless to do anything about it.
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking apocalyptic thoughts and realizing that won’t get you anywhere. What if the world has always been ending? What if the sprawl of our cities are just as wild as the forests? What if climate change and the destruction of our natural habitat is a reflection of the nature within us, however sublimely horrifying and hard to understand? We’re animals, we play out a very precarious drama of life, and we grasp for what’s left of the protective womb – but maybe the notion that we’re somehow separated from her is an illusion. Maybe it is, truly, a wild time to be alive. Maybe getting in touch with that as a culture and society would avert the worst case scenarios of ecological crisis and existential dread.
If you’ve gotten this far, wow, thank you for actually taking the time to read this. In other news, as you may have assumed, I am canceling all of my headline shows for 2020, but I’m beginning to work on my next album that will come out in 2021- a different time, when hopefully we can see each other face to face once again.
Natalie (aka Weyes Blood)
Natalie Mering a.k.a. Weyes Blood has announced the ‘A Lot Has Changed’ Tour, in support of Titanic Rising, her internationally acclaimed album (out now via SubPop). Following sold out shows at both Islington Assembly Hall and Electric Brixton last year, 2020 sees her return to London for the UK exclusive show of the tour.
Titanic Rising appeared on over 100 ‘Best Of 2019’ lists and readers polls, earning ‘Album Of The Year’ honours from Paste, Uncut, Brooklyn Vegan and more.
Tickets £18 + £1.5 venue restoration levy +bf
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Shepherd's Bush Green, London, W12 8TT