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Leif Vollebekk Shares "I'm Not Your Lover – Live At The Troubadour" External

Today, Leif Vollebekk shares a live version of “I’m Not Your Lover,” recorded at The Troubadour in Los Angeles back in 2020. “This was the first time we played the song live, a couple of months before the lockdowns. It was a beautiful sold-out show at one of my favourite venues,” Leif explains. “When I first heard the live recording,” he continues “I thought it sounded better than the record.” Its accompanying video, directed by close collaborator Kaveh Nabatian, captures once again the essence of Leif’s music and its connectivity to nature. Leif Vollebekk will be on tour across North America and Europe beginning at the end of November until May 2022, see below for full listing. Get your tickets HERE.


Nabatian, who has directed over five videos for the artist, shares his impression of collaborating with Leif: “I love working with Leif because sometimes we get to make videos like this, simple and full of vibes. We find a landscape that evokes the energy of the song, bring a minuscule crew, some nice lenses, and just improvise. It’s a great hang, and somehow the performance and the light and the music coalesce into something greater than the sum of its parts.” Last spring, Leif Vollebekk was invited to the Late Late Show with James Corden for his debut late-night performance in the United States. Invited by the 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 which was released on November 10, 2020 and has since garnered over 14 million streams. Watch the segment HERE. For those who enjoy the Netflix series “Feel Good” featuring Mae Martin and Lisa Kudrow, don’t miss the first episode of the second season featuring the inimitable song “Transatlantic Flight” off New Ways. His most recent full-length, New Ways, was a sonic documentation of everything that Leif felt at the time; tenderness and violence, sex and rebirth. "Anything that I wouldn't ever want to tell anyone - I just put it on the record," he says. It was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Breakglass Studios in Montreal, and it features Olivier Fairfield (Timber Timbre) and Homer Steinweiss (The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) on drums, and additional vocals by Angie McMahon. It was mixed by Chris Allen in NYC (Yoko Ono, Fleet Foxes, Sigur Rós, Margaret Glaspy) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound (David Byrne, The War On Drugs, Gregory Alan Isakov, Tame Impala, Father John Misty, Bob Dylan, Patrick Watson). The album now has over 33 million streams, support from Pitchfork, Uncut, NPR/World Cafe, The New York Times and obtained a credible Polaris Music Prize 2020 Long List nod. His 2017 breakthrough album Twin Solitude landed a spot on the Polaris Music Prize 2017 shortlist, a Juno nomination and is now at 53 million streams. It was critically acclaimed by Uncut, NPR Music, The Fader, The Sunday Times Culture, The Line of Best Fit, Paste, Brooklyn Vegan, WXPN, KCRW and Exclaim! to only name a few.




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