My Echo by Laura Veirs on Bella Union Records (the album artwork is a pink tinted black and white photograph of Veirs sat on a box between two potted plants on a wooded floor, looking directly and emotionlessly towards the camera)

Laura Veirs - My Echo

BELLA UNION

  • £19.99


Eleventh solo album from Portland, Oregon's Laura Veirs, featuring guest appearances from Jim James, Bill Frisell, Karl Blau, Matt Ward and others. 

“‘My Echo’ is my 11th solo album. It’s my ‘my songs knew I was getting divorced before I did’ album. My conscious mind was trying as hard as I could to keep my family together but my subconscious mind was working on the difficult struggles in my marital life. I was part of a ‘Secret Poetry Group’ that met and wrote poems monthly for a year during the writing of this record. Many of my poems turned into songs for this album. By the time the album was being mixed last fall, my ex-husband/producer Tucker Martine and I had decided to go our separate ways. We were a great musical team for many years but we struggled to be compatible in our marriage and family life and that struggle is reflected in this album. 

“In this new batch of songs I imagine escaping from some sort of prison or cage. Advancing age, the confines of domesticity, our oppressive government and the threat of the apocalypse permeate these songs. In these songs my heart craves certainty and permanence but none is to be found. It’s an album about disintegration. It reveals my artist’s intuition at work. 

“Although these songs were written before quarantine they are strangely relevant to times in which we find ourselves currently. You will find me staring at the walls (‘Turquoise Walls’). You will find me feeling grateful to be alive (‘Memaloose Island’). You will find me accepting the ephemeral nature of life (‘Vapor Trails’ and ‘All The Things’). You will find me searching for personal freedom while feeling trapped (‘Freedom Feeling’). You will find me trying to accept that sometimes the best thing to do is to sit still and do nothing at all (‘Another Space And Time’).” - Laura Veirs 

 

TRACKLIST: 
  1. Freedom Feeling 
  2. Another Space And Time 
  3. Turquoise Walls 
  4. Memaloose Island 
  5. End Times 
  6. Burn Too Bright 
  7. Brick Layer 
  8. All The Things 
  9. I Sing To The Tall Man 
  10. Vapor Trails 

 

  • LP pressed on 180g transparent pink vinyl and contains download coupon 

 

 

 

also available: 
Laura Veirs - Carbon Glacier   LP 
Laura Veirs - Year Of Meteors   LP 

 

see also: 
Laura Veirs - Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life Of Elizabeth Cotten   hardback 
Karl Blau - Introducing Karl Blau   LP | CD 
Karl Blau - Out Her Space   LP | CD 

 

 


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