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Weyes Blood’s cover of “Everybody’s Talkin'” featured in Vox’s Best New Releases from September 

A mainstay of Weyes Blood’s early years on stage, Fred Neil’s “Everybody’s Talkin’” as imagined by Harry Nilsson for the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack is finally memorialized on A Certain Kind b/w Everybody’s Talkin’. As a native Californian transplanted to the east coast, Mering identified with Neil and Nilsson’s forlorn feeling of east coast isolation and longing for days in the rays. “I’m going where the sun keeps shining. Through the pouring rain. Going where the weather suits my clothes.”

A Certain Kind b/w Everybody’s Talkin’ is not only a capsule of Mering’s care for those artists and songs that have helped define the Weyes Blood sound, but also a discovery of a different kind — the words and melodies become Mering’s and ours through her intimate interpretation and commitment to seeking culture’s fringes for deeper meaning.