I’ve been an on-and-off fan of Leif Vollebekk ever since his La Blogothèque version of Cairo Blues, (click that link, trust) but between then and now, nothing has grabbed me the way the first single off of his upcoming album Twin Solitude has grabbed me. I simply can not shake this tune from my brain.
With his work at times reminiscent of Ryan Adams (one of my all-time favorite singer-songwriters,) I’m always drawn to listen to his work, however, this song—instrumentally at least—seems a bit of a departure for the Canadian troubadour. “Elegy” hits listeners with sparse instrumentation composed mainly of piano backed by bass, minimal percussion, and a few orchestral string hits. All while Vollebekk delivers lyrics that feel more like a syncopated confession than a song being delivered for entertainment.
It’ll grab you right by the feels.
Twin Solitude drops 2/24/17, and if this track is any indication, you should go ahead and pre-order right now.