New Release & Tour: Leif Erikson – 21 Grams

Leif Erikson have unveiled new track 21 Grams, lifted from Leif Erikson’s brand new EP, which is coming soon

Musically wistful and freewheeling, 21 Grams nonetheless packs an emotional lyrical punch for Leif Erikson. “I was struggling with the oppressive commute into central London,” says lead singer Sam, “and it had me thinking about the concept of the soul – and whether it had a place in this 24 hour, consumer, growth-mindset led environment. The image of an experiment performed by a doctor in the early part of the 20th century came to mind, in which he tried to prove that the soul had physical mass by weighing people at the point of death. One subject lost 21 grams as they passed on. The experiment was far from scientifically sound but left a poetic allegory that took my fancy”

Take a listen below…

21 Grams follows a period of experimentation and regrouping for Leif Erikson. The group’s transatlantic, emotive and effortlessly-accomplished work to date is the result of five unique life journeys, brought together under the namesake of a little-known Icelandic explorer believed by many to have been the first Westerner to reach the shores of America

Lief have confirmed they will be supporting ISLAND in Europe throughout February, this will commence just before their own UK tour kick-starts…

15th FEB – Paris – Le 1999
16th FEB – Antwerp – Trix Bar
18th FEB – Cologne – Yuca
19th FEB – Berlin – Privatclub
20th FEB – Nijmegen – Merleyn
21st FEB – Amsterdam – Cinetol
23rd FEB – Sunderland – Independent
24th FEB – Glasgow – Poetry Club
25th FEB – Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
26th FEB – Birmingham – The Flapper
27th FEB – Manchester – Castle Hotel
28th FEB – London – Tufnell Park Dome
1st MARCH – Brighton – Latest Music Bar