July Flame

Album: July Flame (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track from American singer-songwriter Laura Veirs' seventh studio album. The inspiration for the song came from a type of peach Veirs saw on a summer visit to the farmer's market. She explained to The Portland Mercury: "I just saw it at the market and I was like, 'Oh, that's a cool name for a peach, I'll write a song about that.'"
  • Veirs explained how this song ended her writer's block and ignited the album: "I'd been in a songwriting slump at that time and writing that song pushed me over my plateau and into a new place where I was surprising myself again. I invented oddball tunings so I was really using my ear to search out new-sounding melodies and patterns. I wrote this album from a searching, soulful place. I hope it elicits a real gut feeling."

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