Veirs claims that saltbreakers is an ancient maritime term for ocean waves. But Veirs spins Saltbreakers into a conceptual piece about sweat and other liquids that leave behind traces of salt -- like tears. I went through a breakup of a long relationship, she says. Still, Veirs album isnt all wet: Dreams, conversations, and newspaper headlines also figure into the songs. I try to keep myself open to inspiration as much as possible, she says. Theres magic in everyday life. Thats what I try to get at in my songs. I dont want to force them into some unnatural place.
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