Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Laura Veirs - "Rocks of Time"

Photo by Shelby Brakken

Last time we heard from Laura Veirs (2022's Found Light) the artist was experimenting with a more rock based sound. Her latest single sees Veirs returning to her folk roots. "Rocks of Time" is Veirs solo with a guitar, and it's a completely captivating song. It's an almost painfully intimate song, complete with the sounds of Veirs moving her fingers along the guitar strings. It's the kind of song that feels like it's being sung directly to you, and not a studio recorded single from an upcoming album. But that's just the power of Laura Veirs.

Laura Veirs says of her upcoming album:

"It feels good, on my 50th birthday and after 30 years of writing songs, to bring these 'Phone Orphans' into the light. These songs have been hiding out on my phone, some of them for over eight years. They are about my family, my lovers and me. I recorded them alone in my living room into my voice memo app. I like their relaxed feel. These songs were mastered but we made no edits to the recordings. I hope you enjoy this intimate glimpse into my artistic process. All songs by me except “Up is a Nice Place to Be” by Rosalie Sorrels and 'The Archers' with lyrics adapted from a poem by Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca."

You can watch the lyric video for "Rocks of Time" below. Phone Orphans is due out November 3 on Raven Marching Band, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Laura Veirs, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

09/30 - Minneapolis, MN - Tackle HQ ^

11/05 - Portland, OR - Polaris Hall ^

11/06 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern ^

11/22 - Bath, UK - Komedia ^

11/23 - Liverpool, UK - Leaf Cafe ^ 

11/24 - Dublin, IE - Liberty Hall ^ 

11/25 - London, UK - Dingwalls ^

11/26 - Twyford, Winchester, UK - St Mary’s Church ^

11/27 - Milton Keynes, UK - The Stables ^

12/09 - Brooklyn, NY - The Owl ^

^ w/ Karl Blau

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