“Everyday” — Weyes Blood
On singer-songwriter Natalie Mering’s fourth album as Weyes Blood, Titanic Rising, she declares on its eighth track that it’s currently a “wild time to be alive.” Lyrically, each track on the album analyzes the crumbling world around Weyes Blood— what is societally expected of her, and how she attempts to stay afloat in a capitalistic, Internet-run environment. The album showcases soaring vocals, 1970s-esque melodic hooks and reverberating synthesizers, creating an overall infectious musical sound that blends psychedelic folk with experimental indie rock. Her third track and recent single “Everyday” is a tune that takes into account the theme of modern dating and the pros and cons to loving another person in this era. Weyes Blood’s lyrics bounce back and forth between wanting love and recognizing risks and drawbacks to doing so. “Fell so hard like I always do / I’m so scared of being alone / It’s true, it’s true,” she sings in the first verse. She later recounts a memory of speaking to someone at a party in which they discuss monogamy in modern dating— or a lack thereof, in the song’s third verse. “The other night, I was at a party / And someone sincerely looked at me / And said, “Is this the end of all monogamy?” / And I said, “Not today / Then again, you might be right.” The track’s music video is reminiscent of vintage horror films as it playfully analyzes the rises and downfalls of romantic relationships in the current decade.