Montreal indie folk singer-songwriter, Leif Vollebekk has put out a new two-track EP titled Long Blue Light.
The release features a cover of Bon Iver’s “29 #Stafford APTS” and an original piece, “Long Blue Light”.
In an online statement Vollebekk shares, “Long Blue Light was recorded during the sessions for New Ways, live with just myself and a drummer, Homer Steinweiss. I had all but abandoned it but this year I kept coming back to it. I added some overdubs and had Cindy Cashdollar finish it off with a gorgeous dobro part. It was supposed to fade out but I rather liked how it just falls apart at the end.”
As for the inclusion of a Bon Iver cover, Vollebekk admits, “when that Bon Iver album, 22, A Million, came out, it put something of a spell on me. It acted on me the way records of my youth did. I could take a walk in that record and see things. […] The two songs are a bit wrapped up together.”
This latest EP comes on the 1 year anniversary of the release of Vollebekk’s fourth studio album, New Ways.