Album: Laura Veirs, Warp and Weft (Bella Union)

 

After her sweet but never sugary children’s album, Veirs turns to adult anxieties for a song tapestry woven from tender but never trite parental emotions.

Fluent melodies, nature metaphors, and expressive settings are the robust ties that bind these reveries. “Sun Song” glows with seasonal hope, “America” shudders with fear. But “Shape Shifter” points towards the strongest impression Veirs leaves: one of resilience forged from intense feeling.

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