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Laura Veirs Releases New Single Seaside Haiku

Friday, 20 May 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Shelby Brakken

Laura Veirs has released a new single called Seaside Haiku.

Along with the previously released Winter Windows, the pensive folk track will feature on her upcoming 12th studio album, 'Found Light', due out on July 8 via Bella Union. Commenting on the track, she said:

"I took a solo vacation last winter and wrote a bunch of haikus after wandering around on a windy beach in Seaside, Oregon. Later I turned the haikus into the lyrics for this song. I love the breakdown in the middle of this song, how the instruments clear out and my vocals sound very close and intimate. I also love how mixer Phil Weinrobe warped my out-of-time acoustic guitars in the choruses. It reminds me of cold, sandy ocean waves rolling in and receding back into the sea. This song captures the feeling I had of my emerging independence as a solo woman in the world during that wintry time. It’s been a learning curve for me to figure out how not to give too much of myself in relationships at the expense of my own needs.

"This is a song to remind myself not to give too much, and also to remind all women who are socialized to give so much to others. This song is a call to hold onto our strength and power and to share it reciprocally instead of blithely giving it away."

Check out the accompanying video below. Veirs added: "I returned to the beach a year later to make this video. I thought getting buried up to my neck in the sand would be a weird, eye-catching beginning to the video. (Little did I know a wave would almost overtake me in the first verse!) This video captures the threads of unburying and freedom that run throughout my new album."

Veirs will embark on a UK tour in June, which includes a show at London's Union Chapel.

Laura Veirs Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri June 10 2022 - NOTTINGHAM Bodega Social Club
Sat June 11 2022 - CAMBRIDGE Storey's Field Centre
Sun June 12 2022 - BIRMINGHAM Hare And Hounds
Wed June 15 2022 - EDINBURGH Summerhall
Thu June 16 2022 - GLASGOW Stereo
Sat June 18 2022 - LEEDS Belgrave Music Hall
Sun June 19 2022 - MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
Wed June 22 2022 - BRISTOL Thekla
Thu June 23 2022 - EXETER Exeter Phoenix
Mon June 27 2022 - PORTSMOUTH Wedgewood Rooms
Tue June 28 2022 - GUILDFORD Boileroom
Thu June 30 2022 - LONDON Union Chapel

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