Montreal singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk released New Ways, his fourth studio album, earlier this month. It takes a slightly different turn from 2017's intimate Twin Solitude, adding more over elements of pop and soul to his folky sound. You can listen to the album below.

One of the poppiest, most upbeat tracks on the album is "Blood Brother" that takes clear inspiration from Thin Lizzy and also The Strokes. "There was a period of a few months where I listened to nothing but Thin Lizzy's Jailbreak. I couldn't get enough of that rock n roll shuffle. And so when I wrote this piano ballad, I guess I just kept hearing these polyrhythms over it," says Leif. "I played it to Olivier and it ended up being this whole other thing. Not a ballad at all." The video for "Blood Brother," directed by Joe Connor, was (gorgeously) shot in London atop one of the city's iconic double decker busses. That premieres in this post and you can watch below.

Leif will be on tour in North America starting this weekend, and he'll hit NYC on December 10 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets). That tour continues into 2020 and he'll be at SXSW too. All dates are listed below.

Leif Vollebekk - 2019/2020 Tour Dates
11/27 – Brussels, BE @ AB w/ Half Moon Run
11/29 – Montreal, QC @ Le National SOLD-OUT
12/1 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club SOLD-OUT
12/2 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club SOLD-OUT
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 SOLD-OUT
12/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live Upstairs SOLD-OUT
12/14 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd SOLD-OUT
1/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
1/17 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
1/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
1/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
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 SOLD-OUT
1/26 - Saskatoon, SK @ Winterruption Festival
3/13-22 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/28 - Madrid, Spain @ Costello Club
3/29 - Barcelona, Spain @ Sidecar
3/31 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Bogen F
4/1 - Munich, Germany @ folks! Club
4/2 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
4/4 - Berlin, Germainy @ Privatclub
4/6 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen Lubb
4/7 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik
4/8 - Oslo, Norway @ John Dee
4/14 - Aarhus, Denmark @ Atlas
4/15 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hotel Cecil
4/16 - Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtwache
4/17 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique Festival
4/18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Noord
4/21 - Belgium, Brussels @ AB Club
4/22 - Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
4/23 - Heidelberg, Germany @ Halle02 Club
4/24 – Luxembourg @ Rotondes
4/25 - Paris, FR @ Le Pop-Up du Label
4/27 - London, UK @ Bush Hall
4/28 - London, UK @ Bush Hill SOLD-OUT
4/29 - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
4/30 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
5/1 - Glasgow, UK @ SWG3 Poetry Club
5/2 - Dublin, Ireland @ The Soundhouse