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Mering has built a reputation for creating music of an almost otherworldly beauty, melding the swooning melodies of classic songwriters – her idols include Harry Nilsson and Hoagy Carmichael – with very modern sensibilities and preoccupations (on her 2016 song Generation Why, she slowly and majestically sang “Y… O… L… O” – You Only Live Once – as though casting an ancient spell). After a decade in avant-garde noise bands and esoteric solo projects, her 2019 album, Titanic Rising, was a critical and popular breakthrough. The Observer’s Kitty Empire wrote that it is “an album as easy on the ear as it is subtly unsettling… the beauty Weyes Blood offers has its eyes wide open”; the New Yorker described Mering’s voice as “a rich, clear, mellifluous alto that has caused some to call her the ‘millennial Joni Mitchell’”. She has collaborated with artists including Lana Del Rey and Perfume Genius, with whom she shares an affinity for off-kilter baroque pop and a vintage-leaning aesthetic, though her music sounds like little else that is being released.