Laura Veirs Track: Sun Song
Laura Veirs is undoubtedly one of my favorite artists. Her talent extends far beyond her angelic vocals. Laura has the ability to construct beautiful lyrics and compose soothing melodies which complement each other flawlessly; this gift is what makes her arguably one of the most talented folk artists of our time.
I was first introduced to Laura whilst interning at independent London label [and home to Laura], Bella Union. Her vocals hit me like the first time I heard My Morning Jacket - as if the gates of heaven were opening up.
I can only describe her as the female version of Jim James. Coincidentally, she has worked with Jim [the godfather] as well as members of the Fleet Foxes on previous recordings.
Laura announced today that her new album, 'Warp and Weft' is coming out August 20, 2013. Listen to the premier of the first track, "Sun Song" on NPR and note the harmonies of Neko Case.
Laura returns on this track with orchestral arrangements, dreamy vocals and reverb-heavy guitar twang. We could not be more excited about the upcoming release of this album!