Leif Vollebekk has shared Rest, a double package that highlights the beginning and the end of his acclaimed record Twin Solitude. In a time of social distancing, life has brought about a forced pause from normal life. It’s encouraged some of us, including Leif himself, to reflect more, connect more, rest more. This release compliments that quiet introspection.
Intro is a never before released song which was originally intended as the first piece on the album. The melody and lyrics, which echoes the song Vancouver Time, came to Leif when he was in a jetlag state, about a month before writing what would be known as the official opening track.
The second song is an acoustic version of the ending opus Rest. This version was recorded in Castlemaine, Australia in a spur of the moment with sound engineer Jono Steer. It was recorded exactly a week before the world closed down its borders.