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.”
Below, download “Sun Song” from Laura’s forthcoming album.