Leif Vollebekk

New Ways

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[…] his most elegant album yet. Rolling Stone France

New Ways is a new album by Montreal’s Leif Vollebekk, his hotly anticipated follow-up to the Polaris Prize finalist Twin Solitude. It’s the sound of desire...

New Ways is a new album by Montreal’s Leif Vollebekk, his hotly anticipated follow-up to the Polaris Prize finalist Twin Solitude. It’s the sound of desire in its unfolding—a time, two years ago, when things were changing fast and the songwriter didn’t want to forget. Leonard Cohen once sang, ‘I hope you’re keeping some kind of record,’Vollebekk says. “So I did.”  

In the end, New Ways is a document of everything the musician felt, the way each instant arrived and moved through him. Whereas Twin Solitude was about self-reflection, New Ways is about engaging and changing, touching and being touched. It’s a physical record, with louder and tighter grooves, and the rawest lyrics the musician has ever recordedtenderness and violence, sex and rebirth, Plato and Julie Delpy. What mattered most was the feel of each groove, the distance between the kick and the snare. If it didn’t feel right we'd do another take, or switch from piano to guitar, or change the drum sound,Vollebekk says. 10 different tracks for 10 states of motion, each with its own pulse. 

There's the heat of the night and the cool blue of morning, hints of Prince and Bill Withers. “Hot Tears” is all hot-blooded memory. “Apalachee Plain” is a clamorous goodbye. “I'm Not Your Lover” would be a perfect love-song were it not for its chorus—a song that lets two opposites be true at once  

Only when everything was finally over—when the mixes were perfect and the masters cued up—did Vollebekk really understand what he had made. Now I knew what was going to happen,” he remembers. The moments didn’t feel fleeting—they felt eternal, almost fated. The songs spoke to me differently, but they hadn’t changed. I just heardthem in New Ways. 

Détails du produit

Fichiers WAV
16-bit/44.1k
Fichiers MP3
320 kbps
Étiquette
Secret City Records
Date de parution
1er novembre 2019

Crédits de production

Réalisation
Leif Vollebekk
Mixage
Chris Allen / Chris Shaw
Matriçage
Greg Calbi

Musiciens

Leif Vollebekk
Voix / Guitare / Basse / Piano / Wurlitzer / Synthétiseur / Harmonica / Orgue
Olivier Fairfield / Homer Steinweiss / Martin Dosh
Batterie
Sarah Neufeld / Donald Grant / Helena Winkelman / Pemi Paull
Violon
Cindy Cashdollar
Guitare pedal steel
Adam Kinner
Saxophone
Becky Jones / Donald Grant / Helena Winkelman / Sarah McMahon / Rebecca Foon / Pemi Paull / The Calino Quartet
Cordes
Rebecca Foon / Sarah McMahon
Violoncelle
Becky Jones
Alto
Angie McMahon
Chœurs

Crédits de composition

Toutes les chansons ont été écrites et composées par
Leif Vollebekk