case/lang/veirs – “Delirium”

The superstar songwriting team of Neko Case, k.d. lang, and Laura Veirs are releasing a new collaborative album together under the name case/lang/veirs next month, and so far we’ve heard three stellar singles from it — “Atomic Number,” “Best Kept Secret,” and “Honey And Smoke” — and today they’re sharing a fourth, the languid and mid-century pop-inspired “Delirium.” In an interview with Rolling Stone, Veirs laid out the track’s conception:

At first we thought what can we possibly write about, we don’t even know each other, there were no themes. So k.d. and I were having trouble writing and went on a walk. We saw this firework stand and we started looking at the names of the different fireworks, and one of them was called ‘Delirium.’ We were like, ‘that’s a good song title,’ and we started building. [Neko] came in and, of course, [she] has a way of making everything great. She can even use one word to totally transform a song. We were writing things like ‘the walls are falling in,’ you know, trying to find a way of saying this person is in a delirious state. She said ‘kaleidoscoping in,’ and I was like, that’s it! One word and the chorus went from cliché to magical.

Listen below.

case/lang/veirs is out 6/17 via ANTI-. Pre-order it here.