Titanic Rising

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Titanic Rising
Titanic Rising.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 5, 2019
Recorded2018
Genre
Length42:22
LabelSub Pop
Producer
Weyes Blood chronology
Front Row Seat to Earth
(2016)
Titanic Rising
(2019)
Singles from Titanic Rising
  1. "Andromeda"
    Released: 17 January 2019
  2. "Everyday"
    Released: 12 February 2019
  3. "Movies"
    Released: 19 March 2019

Titanic Rising is the fourth studio album by American musician Weyes Blood, released on April 5, 2019 by Sub Pop.

On January 17, 2019, Weyes Blood released the album's first single, "Andromeda".[1] A second single, "Everyday", was released along with an accompanying music video directed by herself on February 12, 2019.[2]

Artwork[edit]

The album cover features Mering submerged in an underwater bedroom. The cover was photographed by Brett Stanley in a Long Beach, California pool. Commenting on the cover's meaning, Mering stated that she thought of water as symbolizing the subconscious, and that a bedroom lives in this subconscious space due to its role as "a safe [..] and imaginative space" that shapes people's beliefs and identities.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?8.4/100[4]
Metacritic91/100[5]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[6]
The A.V. ClubA−[7]
The Independent5/5 stars[8]
Mojo5/5 stars[9]
NME4/5 stars[10]
The Observer4/5 stars[11]
Pitchfork8.5/10[12]
Q4/5 stars[13]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[14]
Uncut9/10[15]

Titanic Rising received acclaim from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has an average score of 91 based on 25 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim."[5] Quinn Moreland, writing for Pitchfork, described the album as "a grand, sentimental ode to living and loving in the shadow of doom" and "her most ambitious and complex work yet."[12]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Natalie Mering.

No.TitleLength
1."A Lot's Gonna Change"4:21
2."Andromeda"4:40
3."Everyday"5:07
4."Something to Believe"4:45
5."Titanic Rising"1:36
6."Movies"5:53
7."Mirror Forever"5:05
8."Wild Time"6:09
9."Picture Me Better"3:41
10."Nearer to Thee"1:05
Total length:42:22

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[16]

Musicians

  • Natalie Mering – vocals, guitar, piano, production
  • Brian D'Addario – co-composer of "Nearer to Thee"

Technical personnel

  • Jonathan Rado – production
  • Kenny Gilmore – mixing

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Digital Albums (ARIA)[17] 37
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[18] 139
French Albums (SNEP)[19] 113
Scottish Albums (OCC)[20] 20
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 68
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[22] 34
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[23] 6
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[24] 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gray, Julia (January 17, 2019). "Weyes Blood – "Andromeda"". Stereogum. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Yoo, Noah (February 12, 2019). "Weyes Blood Announces New Album Titanic Rising, Shares New Song 'Everyday': Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Kaplan, Ilana. Weyes Blood Shows Us How She Made The Striking Cover For Her Exquisite New Album. 2019 April 5. Retrieved 2019 June 15.
  4. ^ "Titanic Rising by Weyes Blood reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Titanic Rising by Weyes Blood". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Titanic Rising – Weyes Blood". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  7. ^ Rife, Katie (April 5, 2019). "Weyes Blood ascends to new musical heights on the lush, cinematic Titanic Rising". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Pollard, Alexandra; O'Connor, Roisin (April 4, 2019). "Album reviews: Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising, and Circa Waves – What's It Like Over There?". The Independent. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  9. ^ Segal, Victoria (May 2019). "Unsinkable". Mojo (306): 87.
  10. ^ Bassett, Jordan (April 4, 2019). "Weyes Blood – 'Titanic Rising' review". NME. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  11. ^ Empire, Kitty (April 6, 2019). "Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising review – beauty deep enough to drown in". The Observer. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  12. ^ a b Moreland, Quinn (April 5, 2019). "Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising". Pitchfork. Condé Nast. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  13. ^ Doyle, Tom (June 2019). "Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising". Q (398): 116.
  14. ^ Hermes, Will (April 5, 2019). "Review: The Unnerving Nostalgia of Weyes Blood's 'Titanic Rising'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  15. ^ Wirth, Jim (May 2019). "Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising". Uncut (264): 18.
  16. ^ Titanic Rising / Weyes Blood – TIDAL
  17. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Digital Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. April 15, 2019. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  19. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 15, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  20. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 13, 2019.
  22. ^ "Weyes Blood Chart History (Top Album Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  23. ^ "Weyes Blood Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  24. ^ "Weyes Blood Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2019.