hmv's Albums Of The Year - Weyes Blood
We've reached the final throes of 2019, an appropriate time to look back at the many excellent LPs that have been released this year.
To celebrate the year and the albums it has produced, hmv have rounded up 50 of the best of them for our guide to the best albums of 2019. It's available to pick-up in store now and, to coincide, we're going to be running interviews with some of the artists who've made the cut.
We begin today with experimental folker Weyes Blood, aka Natalie Mering. She tells us all about her 2019 and making Titanic Rising, one of hmv's albums of the year...
Congratulations, you’re in hmv’s albums of the year, how does it feel?
"I’m thrilled! Thank you."
How do you look back on the making of Titanic Rising? Was it a difficult record to make?
"It definitely took a lot of energy, maybe a whole reservoir full of creative waters, but it was all worth it. It was very fun too though, and I’ve missed being in the studio since then."
What are your plans for 2020?
"I’ll be touring Australia and playing more shows in North America and Europe, also writing quite a bit in between. I’ll also be hiding in the woods when I can."
How has 2019 been for you? Has it been a good year?
"It’s been a pretty ecstatic year, lots of activity and excitement sharing the music with folks.. mostly just a blur! Feeling very grateful and slightly dizzy."
Aside from your own LP, what has been your favourite album of 2019?
"I love Lana Del Rey’s Norman F***ing Rockwell and Big Thief’s UFOF."
What about your favourite song?
"Lana Del Rey - 'Bartender'."
And a favourite TV series?
Finally, what’s been your moment of 2019?
"Singing 'Whiter Shade of Pale' in a stadium of 7,100 people! Opening up for Kacey Musgraves. Pretty epic moment. Also singing Joni Mitchell’s 'For Free' at the Hollywood Bowl with Lana Del Rey and Zella Day."