With the release of his latest album fast approaching – ‘New Ways’ is out 1st November via Secret City Records – Leif Vollebekk has announced details of his biggest London headline show to date, set to take place at Bush Hall on Tuesday 28th April 2020.
Leif will celebrate the release of ‘New Ways’ supporting his fellow Montreal residents Half Moon Run on tour throughout November. Full listings for all of Leif’s upcoming UK shows are as follows and tickets for the Bush Hall show will go on sale on Friday this week via Leif’s official website.
6 Nov 2019 – Bristol, SWX *
7 Nov – London, Electric Brixton *
8 Nov – Glasgow, The Garage *
9 Nov – Manchester, O2 Ritz *
28 Apr – London, Bush Hall
*w/ Half Moon Run
‘New Ways’ was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Studio Breakglass in Montreal, it features Olivier Fairfield (Timber Timbre) and Homer Steinweiss (The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) on drums, and additional vocals by Angie McMahon. It was mixed by Chris Allen in NYC (Yoko Ono, Fleet Foxes, Sigur Rós, Margaret Glaspy) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound (David Byrne, The War On Drugs, Father John Misty, Bob Dylan, Patrick Watson).
Taken from ‘New Ways’, Leif’s latest single, entitled ‘Transatlantic Flight’, takes its time as it wraps itself around the listener. Leif found inspiration for the song in a host of places, from the dark sizzle of Leonard Cohen to the visual mastery of Richard Linklater (he drops a couple references in the opening verse of the song). The song builds to a soaring euphoria, a wall of rich sounds and trembling strings as Leif pleads: “so why don’t you come on over / start talking to me / one thing I can tell you / you look good when you’re tired / on a Transatlantic flight.”
Watch the official video for ‘Transatlantic Flight’ below…