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Laura Veirs is probably not the first person who comes to mind for socially conscious music, but there’s a careful vigilance about her new album that feels intertwined with the present cultural climate of unease and suspicion. Sentries stand watch on more than one of these new songs, guarding against a vague foreboding just beyond the horizon. Set within Veirs’ pastoral lyrics and courtly folk arrangements, the effect can be unsettling, as if the watchers on the edge of some vast wilderness are themselves being watched. Yet The Lookout is by no means a gloomy album. The Lookout is Veirs’ first album since case/lang/veirs, her 2016 project with Neko Case and . lang, and her first solo release since Warp and Weft in 2013. Not surprisingly, this album has more in common with the latter than the former.
Laura Veirs knows who she is and what she does, and with The Lookout she returns after a long solo absence sounding as polished and assured as ever. Aside from her participation in the case/lang/veirs triangle that produced 2016’s case/lang/veirs album, we last heard a Laura Veirs record in 2013. It’s been awhile, but Veirs hasn’t stopped working and she hasn’t suddenly decided to wear a new hat. Rather, her music retains her familiar voice and lyrical style while including some new sonic inspirations that keep her sound fresh.
The Lookout is Laura Veirs’ first album since the case/lang/veirs collaboration somewhat increased her profile. Listening to this album, you get the sense that she realizes her audience may have expanded. Where her previous albums have been a bit darker and more musically complex, The Lookout is straightforward and breezy.
Too often tagged with words like dependable and steadfast, Veirs may not be the most commanding presence, but she more than held her own against the sizable personalities of Case and lang, and she imbues The Lookout with that same quiet confidence, deftly weaving richly detailed, forward-thinking confections out of confessional singer/songwriter tropes.
Laura Pauline Veirs (born October 24, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for her folk/alternative country records and live performances. Veirs was raised in Colorado. While growing up, she heard folk-country, classical, and pop music at home.
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Veirs' tenth album is a quietly optimistic manifesto. For an album written in the aftermath of the 2016 US election, Laura Veirs’ ‘The Lookout’ is surprisingly non-confrontational. I’m addressing what’s happening around me with the chaos of post-election America, the racial divides in our country, and a personal reckoning with the realities of midlife, she says in the album’s accompanying press materials.
Veirs’s 10th solo album is perhaps her most satisfying yet, the deceptively simple songs sketched out on acoustic guitar or piano (the lovely The Meadow is particularly minimalist) and subtly embellished by her band and producer husband, Tucker Martine. Lyrically, there’s a theme of making the most of adversity: opener Margaret Sands is a profoundly moving lament seemingly for a friend who has died, yet whose memory lives on in the sounds of the sea ( now she’s married to the swell ).