Weyes Blood has returned with a new nature-steeped visual for her song “Wild Time,” and it’s as poignant as it is beautiful. The video for the Titanic Rising single arrives with the promise of a new record on the way, as Natalie Mering now has plenty of time freed up due to the cancellation of her headlining tour.
“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, Mering shared in a note accompanying the video. “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.”
The note continues, “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.”
Watch the (NSFW) clip below.