Wednesday, 26 June 2019

WATCH: Leif Vollebekk - 'Hot Tears'

Let me introduce Leif Vollebekk - the Montreal artist is a new name to me, but I'm falling for his recent single Hot Tears pretty quickly. It's the first track to be taken from his upcoming record New Ways, which is due for release on November 1st via Montreal indie label Secret City Records. Pre-order and pre-save here.

He explains that the track was written "when my senses were much more focused and I saw colours more vividly. The sky often looked like it could have easily been pulled from scenes of [Terrence Malick's] The Tree of Life. It was the last song I wrote for the record. It was all recorded live: vocals, drums and piano. I wanted this song to sound as hot and rough as possible and make the lyrics fight their way through." 

The accompanying video was directed by Kaveh Nabatian, with Leif explaining "for months I had been imagining a video with golden light pouring out behind a silhouette when the minor chord hit. Kaveh introduced me to Axelle Munezero and she moved the way I heard the music [...] when I saw Axelle's choreography for the first time, I was blown away." 


The album announcement brings with it a run of dates in support of the release, including a European tour opening up for fellow Montreal act Half Moon Run (who are a ridiculously talented bunch!) - tickets and dates here.

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