Thursday, June 9, 2022

Laura Veirs - "Eucalyptus"

Photo by SHelby Brakken

Laura Veirs has been edging away from her typical folk/alt-country sound to something into a more rock or punk sound, but her latest single defies all of those genres. "Eucalyptus" drops most instrumentation in favor of electronic sounding beats with occasional guitar and what sounds like synths. Veirs's vocals are the main focus, with the beats far in the back of her singing. It's an oddly hypnotic sound that shows Veirs branching way out of her typical comfort zone. It may be an odd choice for a single, but it's going to have you even more intrigued in her upcoming album.

Laura Veirs says about her new song:

“This is a song about the community love I felt when I went through my divorce. It’s also about new love and rediscovering myself as a solo person post-divorce. I reminisce here about ‘finding the old girl I was’ back when I visited my brother in California when he was in college, where they have lovely eucalyptus trees. Some eucalyptus trees will drop their branches suddenly on you, though, so those are the varieties you don’t want to plant in your backyard.” 

You can listen to "Eucalyptus" below. Found Light is due out July 8 on Raven Marching Band Records, and can be pre-ordered here. For more on Laura Veirs, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates can be found below the song.

6/09 - Norwich, UK @ Norwich Arts Centre
6/10 - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
6/11 - Cambridge, UK @ Storey’s Field Centre
6/12 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
6/14 - Gosforth, UK @ Civic Theatre 
6/15 - Edinburgh, UK @ Artiscience Library
6/16 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
6/18 - Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
6/19 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
6/21 - Cardiff, UK @ Pentyrch
6/22 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
6/23 - Exeter, UK @ Exeter Phoenix
6/25 - Glastonbury, UK - Glastonbury Festival
6/27 - Southsea, UK @ Wedgewood Rooms
6/28 - Guildford, UK @ Boileroom
6/29 - Brighton, UK @ Komedia
6/30 - London, UK @ Union Chapel
7/16 - Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Music / Szold Hall
7/17 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
7/18 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake
7/20 - Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
7/21 - Newport, RI @ Newport Vineyards
7/22 - Boston, MA @ Haymarket
7/23 - Exeter, NH @ The Word Barn
7/24 - Northampton, MA @ Parlor Room
7/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
7/27 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage (seated)
7/28 - New York, NY @ Public Records

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