New single - Watch Fire - featuring Sufjan Stevens

By Laura Veirs Admin

New single - Watch Fire - featuring Sufjan Stevens

Hey everyone!

A lyric video for my new single “Watch Fire” featuring Sufjan Stevens premiers today at Pitchfork! Preorder my new album at and receive an instant download of the song. The lyric video is by Lauren Stelling; the handwriting is by Spanish artist Izar Etxeberria, with the "Lookout" eye provided by Anisa Makhoul.  Also, FYI Sufjan is playing at the Oscars next week! Congrats to him!

About “Watch Fire”: I’m not sure if you’ve heard wolves howling in the wild but there’s no mistaking their sound. It’s nothing like the howling of wind; it's much more eerie and sinister. “Watch Fire” is about protecting the vulnerable among us and how I feel vulnerable, too, in this political climate. You can hear that in the lyric “underneath this dome of red / white dog circling overhead.

It was an honor to have Sufjan sing on this track as I admire him a lot. I heard his voice on this song when I wrote it. We’ve been friends for a long time and he’s given me quite a few artistic pep talks over the years. I sang on his Carrie and Lowell sessions so it’s nice to have him on my record this time around.

Also, some more tour dates up at - new ones with my buddy M. Ward! Hope to see you soon... Thanks for sharing the word about this new album and tour!





MN Music Summit Keynote Address
APR 13 - St. Paul, MN @ St. Catherine University–College For Women

APRIL TOUR (supporting M. Ward)
APR 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café
APR 15 - Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage Culture Center Theater
APR 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
APR 18 - Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
APR 19 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
APR 21 - Macon, GA @ Hargray Capitol Theatre

APR 29 - Portland, OR @ Music Millenium (solo in-store)

MAY US TOUR (w/ The Hackles)
MAY 18 - Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center
MAY 19 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
MAY 21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
MAY 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
MAY 24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
MAY 25 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
MAY 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
MAY 27 - Washington, DC @ Union Stage

MAY 29 - Paris, France @ Le Café de la Danse
MAY 30 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
MAY 31 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
JUN 2 - Sheffield, England @ The HUBs
JUN 3 - Leeds, England @ Leeds Brudenell Social Club
JUN 4 - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England @ The Cluny
JUN 5 - Glasgow, Scotland @ Oran Mor
JUN 6 - Manchester, England @ The Deaf Institute
JUN 8 - London, England @ Union Chapel
JUN 9 - Cardiff, Wales @ Church of St John the Evangelist
JUN 10 - Bristol, England @ The Thekla
JUN 11 - Brighton, East Sussex, England @ The Komedia