Laura Veirs has announced her 12th album, Found Light, due July 8 via her own Raven Marching Band Records (pre-order). Her first album made since her divorce with her longtime husband and longtime producer, Laura co-produced this one herself alongside Shahzad Ismaily, and it features Sam Amidon and Karl Blau. The first single is "Winter Windows," and both the song and its self-directed video have a rawer feel that Laura says is indicative of the album overall:

This video is raw, and like the whole album, truthful. I had a gut, instinctual feeling about a video for this song so I went down to my basement, set up my iPhone and danced to the song. I danced hard. Danced until I was out of breath. Until I'd "said" all I could say.

I love how this video captures feelings of freedom and strength and weirdness, despite the lyrics in this song being quite heavy in spots. I hope this video conveys the confidence and sense of aliveness that I feel now as a solo woman in the world after a tough two and a half years of going through my divorce and the pandemic.

[The song is] very much about the strength of mothers and the power that women in cooperation have to shape their own lives and the lives of children. It’s about us taking the reins of life and sharing our internal light and power. I believe these rays of strength echo outward and foster love that is passed through the generations. It was fun to stretch my vocals on the high chorus near the end. This song gets at my punk roots but feels confident and current to my life right now.

Check it out below.

Laura also announced a tour, concluding with a Brooklyn show on July 28 at Public Records. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/22) at 10 at AM. All dates are listed below.

1. Autumn Song
2. Ring Song
3. Seaside Haiku
4. Naked Hymn
5. My Lantern
6. Signal
7. Can’t Help But Sing
8. Eucalyptus
9. New Arms
10. Sword Song
11. Time Will Show You
12. T & O
13. Komorebi
14. Winter Windows

Laura Veirs -- 2022 Tour Dates
JUN 9 THU Norwich Arts Centre @ Norwich, UK
JUN 10 FRI Bodega @ Nottingham, UK
JUN 11 SAT Storey's Field Centre @ Cambridge, UK
JUN 12 SUN Hare & Hounds @ Birmingham, UK
JUN 14 TUE Civic Theatre @ Gosforth, UK
JUN 15 WED Artiscience Library @ Edinburgh, UK
JUN 16 THU Stereo @ Glasgow, UK
JUN 18 SAT Belgrave Music Hall @ Leeds, UK
JUN 19 SUN Deaf Institute @ Manchester, UK
JUN 21 TUE Pentyrch @ Acapela Studios @ Cardiff, UK
JUN 22 WED Thekla @ Bristol, UK
JUN 23 THU Exeter Phoenix @ Exeter, UK
JUN 27 MON Wedgewood Rooms @ Southsea, UK
JUN 28 TUE Boileroom @ Guildford, UK
JUN 29 WED Komedia @ Brighton, UK
JUN 30 THU Union Chapel @ London, UK
JUL 16 SAT Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music @ Chicago, IL
JUL 17 SUN Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark @ Ann Arbor, MI
JUL 18 MON Toronto, ON @ The Drake @ Toronto, ON, Canada
JUL 20 WED Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square @ Portland, ME
JUL 21 THU Newport, RI @ Newport Vineyards @ Middletown, RI
JUL 22 FRI Boston, MA @ Haymarket Lounge @ Boston, MA
JUL 23 SAT Exeter, NH @ The Word Barn @ Exeter, NH
JUL 24 SUN Northampton, MA @ The Parlor Room @ Northampton, MA
JUL 26 TUE Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live @ Philadelphia, PA
JUL 27 WED Washington DC @ Union Stage (seated) @ Washington, DC
JUL 28 THU New York, NY @ Public Records @ Brooklyn, NY

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