The Missouri native's fourth album is now available in a limited-edition vinyl
release. It will be housed in a deluxe gatefold package, hand numbered, with
the songs divided into a new sequence - "Weights" on one side, and "Wings"
on the other.
The album was named before any of its songs were written, and the concept
of Weights & Wings not only acted as a compass for the project, but also
helped guide Wertz personally, as well. I got the title from a daily meditation
book that I read, Wertz explains. It s the idea that the heavy things in life
and the transcendent times are both equally important in propelling us on
and through life. There have been a lot of hard days in the past couple of
years, and it s reassuring to know that they ll be put to use, that they re
imperative to my life, and that I need them to balance out the other end.
All of the songs on Wertz s new album are tied to relationships, and each
track delves into what the singer has learned about himself and others during
that last few years. More than ever, the reflective songwriter has his heart on
his sleeve, and Weights & Wings is the very incarnation of that lifeline.