(born on 1973)
Available languages: EnglishColorado-born singer/songwriter Laura Veirs has forged a career singing personal songs of romantic intoxication, everyday vignettes, and occasional social commentary that are often heavy on introspection and intense character scrutiny. Her vocals and melodies rapidly shift and veer, up and down her wide vocal range. Veirs made her debut in 1999, releasing a self-titled CD, recorded live and featuring just her and guitar. Heading to a proper studio for her next release, The Triumphs & Travails of Orphan Mae, it too was self-released (though it eventually saw greater distribution after British label Bella Union reissued it in 2005). 2003 brought the release of Troubled by the Fire, a full-band effort that found the artist sharing the studio with such luminaries as Bill Frisell, Amy Denio, and Fred Chalenor. She signed to Nonesuch the following year and recorded the atmospheric Carbon Glacier, followed by Year of Meteors in August of 2005 and Saltbreakers in 2007. Veirs returned to her folk-leaning roots with 2010's July Flame and switched gears again the following year with Tumble Bee, drawing on the American songbook to create her first-ever children's record. In the summer of 2013, she released Warp & Weft, a collection of primarily original material produced by her husband, Tucker Martine. In 2015, Veirs contributed vocals to acclaimed albums by Sufjan Stevens (Carrie and Lowell) and the Decemberists (What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World). In 2016, Veirs collaborated with celebrated vocalists and songwriters Neko Case and k.d. lang for the critically lauded trio album case/lang/veirs. Following up in early 2018, Veirs issued her tenth solo outing, The Lookout, a thematic collection based on the fragility of precious things. Once again produced by Martine, the album featured guest vocals from Sufjan Stevens and Jim James.
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Discreet but perfect, since the late 1990s Laura Veirs has been regularly putting out ethereal folk albums with a faint tinge of pop, rock and Americana... Sometimes, her granite writing reaches real peaks, like on her great 2004 work Carbon Glacier. Like Jolie Holland, Veirs is from the race of literary songwriters, granddaughters of Joni Mitchell who refused to cut ties with their teacher. After a fine parenthetical sortie with her sisters KD Lang and Neko Case, Laura Veirs has returned to solitary work with the touching The Lookout. Solitary, but not really alone, because, as ever, she has put the thing together in close collaboration with her husband, Tucker Martine. Once again, the excellent producer and multi-instrumentalist has produced a dreamy backdrop (Seven Falls represents a triumph of good taste) to complement her rather sombre, dreamlike songs, performed with colleagues Karl Blau, Steve Moore, Eli Moore, Eyvind Kang and Martine himself, but also special guests Sufjan Stevens and Jim James. Veirs speaks on The Lookout saying it "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. 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.” And so we get a taste of little vignettes, which are always very much in touch with what’s fundamental, and evoke the fragility of the precious things in life. Her voice, vaulting and enchanting makes the music even more entrancing. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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