Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk has unveiled the second song from his forthcoming album ‘Twin Solitude’ (Feb 24/Secret City Records) today via The Fader. Listen to “Into The Ether” here.
‘Twin Solitude’ was born out of recalibration; Leif changing his approach to songwriting and exploring musical ideas that came to him spontaneously. Many of the songs on the album were written in one sitting, including the breathtaking “Into The Ether” which came to be whilst playing piano.
“The track features passionate Broken Social Scene-adjacent melodies wrapped in a casual, jammy atmosphere. Vollebekk sighs fragmented musings on the space between love and disappointment as Chargaux, the duo who played strings on Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe,” produce tense pulls of their bows.”
The premiere of “Into The Ether” follows a glowing write-up from NPR Songs We Love for his song “Elegy,” calling it “devastatingly beautiful.” Brooklyn Vegan followed with a premiere of the video, which was shot on a Florida beach at dusk with a steady cam that follows Leif dancing into the ocean. “Elegy” has been streamed over 700 000 times and debuted in the Top 15 on Spotify’s UK Viral 50 chart.
Watch the “Elegy” video below:
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