When we previewed 2016’s most anticipated new albums back in January, there was admittedly one album that we never saw coming. In late February, much to the Albumism team’s delight, the powerhouse singing-songwriting trio of Neko Case, k.d. Lang, and Laura Veirs joined forces (and voices) as case/lang/veirs, a heavenly collaboration that is, if you’ll forgive the cliché, the quintessential supergroup. “I felt like doing something different,” Lang explained in a recent interview with Lenny. “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.’"
Promising an abundance of vocal harmonies and incisive lyrics guaranteed to sound divine, the trio’s self-titled debut album is slated to arrive through ANTI- Records on June 17th. In advance of the album’s release, the threesome have just released the third single, “Honey and Smoke,” which follows the previously shared “Atomic Number” and “Best Kept Secret.” In refreshingly egalitarian fashion, each of their first three singles have featured a different lead vocalist: Case on “Atomic Number,” Veirs on “Best Kept Secret,” and now, Lang on “Honey and Smoke.”