My Morning Download: “Sun Song” by Laura Veirs
Photo by Alicia J Rose
Portland singer-songwriter Laura Veirs
has a new album, Warp and Weft
, coming out August 20 on her own label, Raven Marching Band Records. It’s her 9th studio album, was produced in Portland in March of this year by Veirs’ longtime collaborator Tucker Martine, and features Jim James (My Morning Jacket), KD Lang, Neko Case, Brian Blade and members of The Decemberists. According to her site:
Veirs was eight months pregnant with her second child during the recording; she says her experience as a mother brought about some of the more beautiful and painful songs. “I’m haunted by the idea that something terrible could happen to my kids but that fear pushes me to embrace the moment. This record is an exploration of extremes – deep, dark suffering and intense, compassionate love.”
WXPN Welcomes Laura to the rebooted Boot & Saddle on Friday, September 20. Tickets are available here.
Below, download “Sun Song” from Laura’s forthcoming album.