Back in February, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs, and Neko Case announced that they formed a band together and shared their debut album’s first single “Atomic Number.” Today they’ve presented us with a new song via Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s newsletter Lenny Letter along with an interview. The trio recorded the collaborative album case/lang/veirs in Portland which is slated to be released in June. lang told Lenny Letter that the idea for the project stemmed from a desire to try something new:
k.d. lang: I felt like doing something different. I felt like doing a group collaboration to bring in a little bit of outside joy into my musical experience. On a whim, I just … I don’t remember what, emailed or texted the girls, and they immediately responded, saying, “Let’s do it.”
Laura Veirs: She asked if we wanted to start a band, and I said, “Let me check my schedule. I’m free!” I think I might have just had a baby at the time. I was very busy, but I was pretending like I wasn’t busy.
Neko Case: I didn’t think about it at all, I just said, “Well, yeah, of course I want to do that!” I don’t think I reacted, I just snatched it up.
Listen to “Best Kept Secret” below.
case/lang/veirs is out 6/17 on Anti-.