Release Date: Oct 23, 2020
Record label: Raven Marching Band Records
Albums are often like musical diaries, reflecting key signposts in the lives of their creators, but the latest from Laura Veirs is very close to home. While it is common for birth and death to act as the spark for a long player, marriage and particularly divorce are less common, yet that is what Veirs has done here, joining the likes of Fleetwood Mac in documenting the closing pages of her marriage on record. Veirs was married to producer Tucker Martine for 19 years, living and working closely with him right through the sessions for the 10 songs here.
Laura Veirs states she knew that she and her then-husband, producer, and percussionist, Tucker Martine, were getting divorced by the time they began working on her latest album, My Echo. They were no longer a couple once the album was being mixed. In the first track, "Freedom Feeling," Veirs sings, "I'm sighing for all the dreams deferred and I'm searching for that freedom feeling, for you, for you, for me.