New Release & Tour: Laura Veirs – The Panther

Laura Veirs has shared “The Panther”, a special digital release containing two versions of same song. In recent years Veirs has been writing different versions of songs as part of her creative process, in an attempt to find the right musical home for lyrics that resonate with her. This new release is two such versions of a song Veirs wrote called “The Panther” named after a poem by the poet Rainer Maria Rilke.

Originally recorded by herself in late 2016, Veirs explains: “I am sharing these songs now because I like them and think listeners might find them interesting, especially because they are such radically different musical treatments of essentially the same lyrics. I also want to share them now because this song adapts words from one of my favourite poems. Since many of us around the world are still in quarantine, I think listeners will be able to relate to the plight of Rilke’s panther. There are times in life when we find ourselves trapped, either by external circumstances or by self-limitation, or both. Hopefully in those times we can realize that our state of confinement will change and pass, like all things, eventually.”

Laura Veirs UK tour dates below…

3rd October – Brighton – Komedia
4th October – Guildford – The Boileroom
5th October – Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
6th October – Bristol – Thekla
7th October – Exeter – Exeter Phoenix
9th October – Cambridge – Storey’s Field Centre
10th October – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
11th October – Newcastle – Civic Theatre
12th October – Glasgow – Stereo
13th October – Edinburgh – Summerhall Arts Venue
14th October – Manchester – The Deaf Institute
16th October – Nottingham – The Bodega Social Club
17th October – Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall
18th October – Norwich – Norwich Arts Centre
19th October – London – Union Chapel

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