Leif Vollebekk has unveiled a brand new video directed by his close collaborator Kaveh Nabatian for ‘Into The Ether’, a stand out track from his latest album ’Twin Solitude’ which is out now on Secret City Records.
Talking about the idea to visually bring this song to life, Leif explains: “The groove for this song came to me when I was swimming at the YMCA. So I asked Kaveh if we could have everything take place in an underwater nightclub. He told me that we absolutely could. But then things became clear that the nightclub isn’t what needed to submerge. In the end it’s just someone coming down for air.”
Whilst Kaveh Nabatian adds: “To me, this is a song about confronting the lies we tell each other and ourselves. Leif and I had the idea to film that moment in the night when the shiny exterior we create around ourselves shatters… That feeling of loneliness is something like floating underwater… slowly falling into the ether.”
‘Twin Solitude’ has been nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year at this year’s prestigious Juno Awards. Ahead of the awards ceremony, which will take place in Vancouver, Canada at the end of May, Leif will perform as part of the Juno Awards celebrations and at Juno Fest in Vancouver; first participating in the #SINGITFWD Benefit Concert for Saint James Music Academy on March 21st at The Vogue Theatre and then playing March 24th at the Biltmore Cabaret.
Leif Vollebekk is currently recording material for a new album to be released in 2019.
As well as the Juno Award nomination, ‘Twin Solitude’ has been met with praises from critics all over the world, shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, nominated at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, and has also amassed over 11 million streams across platforms.