New Release, Video & Tour: Leif Vollebekk – Blood Brother

Leif Vollebekk has unveiled the cinematic new video for his current single ‘Blood Brother’ – filmed in the early morning light on top of a double decker London bus. The song is taken from Leif’s recently-released album New Ways.

Watch the video for ‘Blood Brother’ below…

Hand-cuffed to a seat on a vacant double-decker bus in London, Vollebekk dances his way to freedom in the restless video for ‘Blood Brother’ – but not without passing along his burden to the bus’ sole other passenger.

“There was a period of a few months where I listened to nothing but Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak. I couldn’t get enough of that rock n roll shuffle. And so when I wrote this piano ballad, I guess I just kept hearing these polyrhythms over it. I played it to Olivier [Fairfield, drummer] and it ended up being this whole other thing. Not a ballad at all” Leif says. “Back in high school, I think the first song I ever played with a band was ‘Last Nite’ by the Strokes. That was in a half-empty high school cafeteria in Ottawa. But it felt like such a release. You don’t forget that feeling. I think that snuck in there on this song.”

The video’s, director Joe Connor (Coldplay, Sam Smith, Mumford & Sons), further elaborates on the video’s concept: “Leif is an artist whose music takes me to a dreamlike space. I wanted to create a video that found Leif in the middle of a story, where he has come from and where he is going is unknown but the beauty in this video is that here we find an artist, handcuffed and adrift in a city in the early hours of the morning. This beautiful video presents London in the most spectacular way and sets Leif as a quiet voice amongst the rolling city.”

The Canadian solo artist is currently on the road finishing a support tour with Half Moon Run and has today announced a return to Europe with his own headline tour dates in April 2020. A second London date has already been added to the recently announced UK shows. See below for full tour listings…

Nov 29 – Montreal, Canada
Dec 1 – Toronto, Canada
Dec 2 – Toronto, Canada
Dec 3 – Arbor, MI
Dec 4 – Grand Rapids, MI
Dec 6 – Chicago, IL
Dec 7 – Indianapolis, IN
Dec 8 – Columbus, OH
Dec 10 – New York, NY
Dec 11 – Boston, MA
Dec 13 – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 14 – Washington, DC
Jan 14 (2020) – Los Angeles, CA
Jan 17 – Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 19 – Sacramento, CA
Jan 20 – San Francisco, CA
Jan 22 – Eugene, OR
Jan 23 – Portland, OR
Jan 24 – Seattle, WA
Jan 25 – Vancouver, Canada
Jan 26 – Saskatoon, Canada
Mar 13-22 – SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 28 – Madrid, Spain
Mar 29 – Barcelona, Spain
Mar 31 – Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 1 – Munich, Germany
Apr 2 – Vienna, Austria
Apr 4 – Berlin, Germany
Apr 6 – Stockholm, Sweden
Apr 7 – Gothenburg, Sweden
Apr 8 – Oslo, Norway
Apr 14 – Aarhus, Denmark
Apr 15 – Copenhagen, Denmark
Apr 16 – Hamburg, Germany
Apr 17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Apr 18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Apr 21 – Belgium, Brussels
Apr 22 – Cologne, Germany
Apr 23 – Heidelberg, Germany
Apr 24 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Apr 25 – Paris, France
Apr 27 – London, Bush Hall
Apr 28 – London, Bush Hall
Apr 29 – Bristol, Exchange
Apr 30 – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
May 1 – Glasgow, Poetry Club
May 2 – Dublin, Soundhouse


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