Leif Vollebekk is welcoming November with the release of his latest album New Ways, an emotionally raw record that he said contained everything he wouldn’t ever want to tell anyone.
Vollebekk ventures into new territory in New Ways, exploring riskier themes of change and desire as opposed to his last album Twin Solitude, which focused mainly on self-reflection.
“That last record I made for me,” Vollebekk said. “This one is for somebody else.”
Although the lyrics are provocative, the music can be a bit lacklustre at times, overshadowing the honest and powerful messages of the songs.
However, singles such as Hot Tears and Phaedrus manage to strike that perfect balance between vocal strength and instrumentals.
Reviewed by Erika Echternach