Leif Vollebekk has shared a brand-new EP of live recordings titled New Waves, available now on all streaming platforms. The EP will be available in LP format, pre-order HERE for the April 22nd release date. In this enduring worldwide pandemic, Leif’s EP is a beaming ode to the unique connection live music brings, an amalgam of feelings that can only be shared with an audience.
“Last year I had a chance to revisit these songs and I realized they had something my records didn’t have,” says Leif. “They resonate with that incalculable energy of a live audience. It didn’t matter whether they were listening to FM radio on the freeway, watching a CBS broadcast of The Late Late Show at home or standing right there in front me at the Troubadour in LA. The audience completes the music. They inform it and they shape it. They’re on the other end of the frequency and they make new waves of their own. That symbiosis is something during these past two years I’ve missed more than anything. And I feel it on this record.”
Leif concludes: “The thing about live music is that, until about a hundred years ago, it was the only kind of music there was.”
He has also announced a UK tour, with a date at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on May 1st 2022.