My Echo Laura Veirs

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Label: Bella Union

Genre: Songwriter

Subgenre: Contemporary

Interpret: Laura Veirs

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  • 1Freedom Feeling03:20
  • 2Another Space And Time04:35
  • 3Turquoise Walls02:39
  • 4Memaloose Island03:35
  • 5End Times03:07
  • 6Burn Too Bright03:00
  • 7Brick Layer02:31
  • 8All The Things03:28
  • 9I Sing To The Tall Man03:10
  • 10Vapor Trails04:32
  • Total Runtime33:57

Info zu My Echo

Auf hohem Niveau gestaltetes und mit seiner musikalischen Vielschichtigkeit innerhalb des eigentlich doch etwas limitierten Genres Folk-Pop ausgestattetes 11tes Album der aus Portland stammenden Sängerin. Neben Folk, Americana und Indie-Pop und Rock tangiert Laura auch mal ein bisschen Jazz, integriert auch einige spacige Kleinteiligkeiten und integriert auch Streicher in Indierocker wie "Burn too bright". Neben behenden Uptemponummern voller Tiefe und mit eigenwilligem Uplift finden sich auch einige von Klavier begleitete Songs von subtiler Schönheit hier wie "End Times" oder "Brick Layer". Unterstützt wurde sie dabei von u.a. Jim James, Bill Frisell, Karl Blau und Matt Ward. Auf dem Album behandelt Laura ihre Scheidung von Produzent und Drummer Tucker Martine, mit dem sie gemeinsam vor der Albumproduktion beschloss, getrennte Wege zu gehen, jedoch weiter als musikalisches Team zu fungieren.

Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs
A prolific songwriter for nearly twenty years, Laura Veirs proves the depth of her musical skill on her tenth solo album, 'The Lookout'. Here is a batch of inimitable, churning, exquisite folk-pop songs; a concept album about the fragility of precious things.

Produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine, Veirs' longtime collaborator, 'The Lookout' is a soundtrack for turbulent times, full of allusions to protectors: the camper stoking a watch fire, a mother tending her children, a sailor in a crows nest and a lightning rod channeling energy.

"'The Lookout' is about the need to pay attention to the fleeting beauty of life and to not be complacent; it's about the importance of looking out for each other," says Veirs. "I'm addressing what's happening around me with the chaos of post-election America, the racial divides in our country, and a personal reckoning with the realities of midlife: I have friends who've died; I struggle with how to balance life as an artist with parenting young children."

Written and produced on the heels of Veirs' acclaimed album with Neko Case and kd Lang ('case/lang/veirs'), 'The Lookout' integrates the fluency of collaboration with Veirs' notorious work ethic. The twelve songs on the album are the result of a years' worth of daily writing in her attic studio in Portland, Ore.

"Twenty years ago when I was just starting out with my punk band, it never occurred to me to write five versions of a song," says Veirs.

"I've learned to see how malleable lyrics and melodies can be. I have more tools as a musician so I write many versions of songs until I find the right fit." Such range is demonstrated on the operatic vocals of 'The Meadow' and the intricate finger picking on 'Watch Fire.' 'The Lookout', the album's title track, is an ecstatic anthem to trusted relationships.

'The Lookout' draws on the talents of a time-tested crew of musicians: Karl Blau, Steve Moore, Eli Moore, Eyvind Kang and Martine.

Says Veirs, "These guys are a good hang, ego-free and wonderful players who just want to serve the songs." Sufjan Stevens and Jim James provide guest vocals.

For Martine, who fell, almost two decades ago, for Veirs' unique sound after listening to a tape cassette she'd sent him in the mail, this album reflects a bar that keeps getting raised. Both familiar and strange, 'The Lookout' gets better with repeated listens, warming to the skin like a cherished saddlebag, critical for the journey ahead.

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