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Elegy: Leif Vollebekk to play London on April 3rd

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SEEN has been enjoying the musical stylings of Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk, who has unveiled the video for his current single, ‘Elegy’. The track is the first to be taken from Leif’s album ‘Twin Solitude’ which was released on February 24th via Secret City Records. On Spotify, ‘Elegy’ recently climbed into the top 15 on the UK Viral chart and is now fast approaching half a million streams. A cool and thoughtful song, it bears repeat listens to fully appreciate its complexity.

Directed by Kaveh Nabatian, the ‘Elegy’ video was filmed in a Florida beach town that Leif frequented as a child. During filming, he danced in the dunes through sunset, followed by Nabatian with a camera strapped to him and a speaker attached so they could hear the song. The pair danced up and down the dunes all day, until it got dark and they were kicked off the beach. The simplicity of the visuals is quite mesmerising, particularly as Vollebekk dances against a setting sun. Watch the striking ‘Elegy’ video via Youtube:

Vollebekk played a New York show at Mercury Lounge on February 28th and an album launch show in Montréal on March 2nd as well as an extensive European tour supporting Colorado folk artist Gregory Alan Isakov in March and April. The UK dates of the tour will take in Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester, and will culminate with a show at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on April 3rd. SEEN recommends.

Islington Assembly hall
Upper Street
Islington
London
N1 2UD

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