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Laura Veirs Releases New Album “Found Light” – Out Now via Bella Union – Album Review | Gavin Brown

October 27, 2022

Laura Veirs 

Found Light 

New Album Out Now via Bella Union

Album Review – Gavin Brown

Laura Veirs returns with Found Light, the follow-up to 2020s My Echo, and this new album is another deeply personal record by the celebrated singer/songwriter who takes you on an emotional but ultimately inspiring musical journey and the results are everything you would expect from Veirs and more. 

The opening track on Found Light is Autumn Song and with its opening lyrics of” Well summer has gone and the light grows long” seems perfect and its hypnotizing melody is a pleasure to listen to. The Ring Song follows and features a beautiful melody and a brilliant and stirring piano-led outro that rounds the song out brilliantly and this leads into the double whammy of Seaside Haiku and Naked Hymn, both of which show even more of the artist that Veirs is and her beautiful vocals shine through on the duration of Found Light

The quality continues with the likes of the sublime simplicity of My Lantern and Can’t Help But Sing, the electronic music flourishes of Eucalyptus, the delicate Sword Songs and the enchanting Komorebi before Found Light finishes on a sheer high with the upbeat Winter Windows, a majestic way to finish the album. 

With Found Light, Laura Veirs has made an album that captures a feeling of loss, but not in a bad way, and a hopeful feeling that lasts for the album’s duration. It is a record album that sounds perfect for all seasons (the hopefulness of spring, the playfulness of summer, the damaged beauty of autumn, and the wistful nature of winter) and captures a number of moods and feelings perfectly and for this, she should be applauded. Her songwriting is sublime and the way she delivers these songs is inspiring and hopefully, she will get her followers now with this album, which is something she definitely deserves. 

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Words: Gavin Brown

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