“Transatlantic Flight” Leif Vollebekk

Montreal singer/songwriter Leif Vollebekk has shared the second single/video for “Transatlantic Flight.” The track is off his forthcoming release New Ways, out November 1st via Secret City Records. Vollebekk, recently announced his biggest international tour ever, which begins in the U.K. in November supporting Half Moon Run.

I worked a bit on the record in Marin County and while I was there the cliffs by the ocean overlooked the bluest of blues. The same blue – no an even richer blue – than I see when I hear Transatlantic Flight. I told Kaveh (the video’s director) that I wanted to sing the song there and get it on film.

In the last sequence, while we were by the water, when I opened my eyes, I suddenly saw a pack of dogs with these neon collars, like the kind you’d see at a rave or dance party. It was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen – to see these neon-collared dogs with this epic sea as a backdrop, in the distance running towards me. Their owner, she was calling to them to come back but they were headed straight for me. I laughed so hard. She was so kind and yelled to me “I’m so sorry I hope they didn’t ruin your video!” We just left the whole thing in.- Leif Vollebekk

New Ways was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Studio Breakglass in Montreal, it features Olivier Fairfield (Timber Timbre) and Homer Steinweiss (The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) on drums, and additional vocal by Angie McMahon.

Leif Vollebekk
Tour Dates

9/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
11/06 – Bristol, UK @ SWX *
11/07 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton *
11/08 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage *
11/09 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz *
11/11 – De Kapel, Netherlands @ Muziekgebouw
11/12 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Lutherse Kerk
11/13 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso *
11/14 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso *
11/16 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall *
11/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Markthalle *
11/19 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg *
11/21 – Munich, DE @ Technikum *
11/22 – Vienna, AU @ Arena *
11/23 – Zurich, CH @ X-Tra *
11/24 – Stans, Switzerland @ Chäslager
11/26 – Paris, FR @ Le Trianon *
11/27 – Brussels, BE @ AB *
11/29 – Montreal, QC @ Le National
12/1 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
12/2 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
12/3 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
12/4 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Listening Room
12/6 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
12/7 – Indianapolis, IN @ LoFi
12/8 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
12/10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
12/11 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
12/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live Upstairs
12/14 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
1/17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
1/22 – Eugene, OR @ Wildcraft Cider Works
1/23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
1/24 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theatre
1/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial

* Supporting Half Moon Run