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Thursday 05 May 2022

Canada's Hot Property Singer-Songwriter Leif Vollebekk Is Set To Sizzle @ Chalk Brighton This Saturday

Canadian singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk, who plays Chalk Brighton, this Saturday, has just released his New Waves EP, which dropped following the recent full-length, New Ways, a sonic documentation of everything that Leif felt at the time; tenderness and violence, sex and rebirth.

Speaking about the EP, Leif says:

"Last year I had a chance to revisit these songs and I realised they had something my records didn"t have… They resonate with that incalculable energy of a live audience. 

"It didn't matter whether they were listening to FM radio on the freeway, watching a CBS broadcast of The Late Late Show at home or standing right there in front me at the Troubadour in LA. The audience completes the music. They inform it and they shape it. 

"They're on the other end of the frequency and they make new waves of their own. 

"That symbiosis is something during these past two years I've missed more than anything. And I feel it on this record."


Leif concludes: 

"The thing about live music is that, until about a hundred years ago, it was the only kind of music there was." 

Last November, Leif shared a first track from the EP, the live version of I'm Not Your Lover, recorded at The Troubadour in Los Angeles back in 2020. 

Its accompanying video, directed by close collaborator Kaveh Nabatian, captured, once again, the essence of Leif"s music and it's connectivity to nature. 

Last spring, Leif was invited to the Late Late Show with James Corden for his debut late-night performance in the United States. 

Invited by host James Corden himself, this performance was filmed with the help of friends in Boulder, Colorado, beautifully directed by Andy Mann and featured his most recent single, Long Blue Light

Canadian singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk plays Chalk Brighton on Saturday 7th May. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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