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stream Dylan LeBlanc’s “Born Again” from new album ‘Renegade’

Dylan LeBlanc Born Again

Shreveport, Louisiana singer/songwriter Dylan LeBlanc is releasing his new album, Renegade, on June 7 via ATO (pre-order), and for this album Dylan said he “wanted to write the same type of songs that matched the atmosphere the band and I were bringing live.” We recently posted the title track, which was indeed a little more hard-edged and live sounding than Dylan’s last album, and we’re now premiering “Born Again,” which continues in that same realm. “This song came after days of feeling blocked and unable to think of anything to write about,” Dylan tells us. “I had the TV on in the background and I heard the words “born again.” I thought about my own experience of wanting to be different and how life sometimes beats you into a state of submission, it can beat you down until you’re “born again.” Some sort of accordance with the universe takes place and everything in your past leads you up to that point. I took all of that and packed it into this song.”

“Born Again” is a very catchy dose of indie heartland rock, the kind of thing that should appeal to fans of recent albums by The War On Drugs, Phosphorescent, Lord Huron, or other recent stuff in this realm, and it sounds like there’s a little Allman Brothers influence on that twin guitar solo. It suits the song well, and it’s not the kind of thing you hear in indie rock every day. Check it out below.

Dylan made this album with the great Americana producer Dave Cobb, whose work with Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, and others makes him the perfect producer for the job. “In the studio, I let go almost absolutely and let Dave Cobb do his work,” Dylan says. “It was a different experience for me—how focused Cobb was and how quickly we would get live takes down. Mostly in one or two takes. Never more than three. It left me spinning at how quickly it all came together.”

As mentioned, Dylan will support the album on an extensive international summer tour, including a Brooklyn show on June 19 at Rough Trade (tickets). All dates are listed below.

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Dylan LeBlanc — 2019 Tour Dates
June 12—Atlanta, GA—The Earl
June 13—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle Back Room
June 14—Washington, DC—Pearl Street
June 15—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle
June 18—Bethlehem, PA—Blast Furnace
June 19—Brooklyn, NY—Rough Trade
June 20—Pittsburgh, PA—Club Cafe
June 21—Detroit, MI—El Club
June 22—Winnetka, IL—Winnetka Festival
June 23—Chicago, IL—Schubas Tavern
June 25—La Crosse, WI—Charmant Hotel
June 26—Minneapolis, MN—Turf Club
June 27—Iowa City, IA—The Mill
June 28—St Louis, MO—Old Rock House
June 29—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
July 10—New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks
July 11—Houston, TX—White Oak
July 12—Austin, TX—Stubbs Jr
July 13—Dallas, TX—Dada
July 14—Oklahoma City, OK—VZD’s
July 16—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar
July 17—San Diego, CA—Casbah
July 18—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour
July 19—Santa Cruz, CA—Catalyst Atrium
July 20—San Francisco, CA—The Independent
July 23—Portland, OR—Doug Fir
July 24—Seattle, WA—Tractor
July 27—Denver, CO—Globe Hall
August 11—Venlo, NL—Zomerparkfeest
August 14—Hamburg, DE—Knust
August 16—Olso, NO—John Dee
August 17—Göteborg, SWE—Pustervik
August 20—Stockholm, SWE—Bryggarsalen
August 21—Copenhagen, DK—Vega
August 23—Oberhausen, DE—Zentrum Altenberg
August 24—Amsterdam, NL—Once In A Blue Moon
August 25—Charleville-Mézières, FR—Le Cabaret Vert
August 28—Paris, FR—Les Etoiles
August 29—Sint Niklaas, BE—Casino
August 30—Berlin, DE—Privatclub
August 31—Dresden, DE—Sound of Bronkow Festival
September 3—London, UK—Omeara
September 4—Leeds, UK—Brudenell Social Club
September 5—Manchester, UK—Night People
September 7—Enschede, NL—Tuckerville

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