Leif Vollebekk – “Blood Brother (Live)”: DJ Pick of the Week

Leif Vollebekk

“Blood Brother” (Live) by Leif Vollebekk is Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week! Leif Vollebekk is a Canadian singer-songwriter specializing in indie folk music. He also learned to play guitar, piano, and violin at an early age. He studied philosophy in college, but ultimately decided to pursue music after moving to Montreal. His discography includes four studio albums, a live album, and six singles.

In being performed live, “Blood Brother” takes on a different vibe than the original. The drums feel much more human when performed live, with a heightened sense of swing and swagger. In addition, Vollebekk’s guitar playing is more intricate live, including his solo towards the end of the song. The electric bass is more audible, and plays a greater role in the grander scheme. The keyboard synths are also more pronounced, and the ending fade occurs much quicker. Meanwhile, Vollebekk’s vocals omit some harmonies found in the original, while retaining all the intended smoothness.

“Blood Brother” first released in 2019 as part of Vollebekk’s latest studio album New Waves. This version was recorded live on the KCRW radio station in 2020, and released on the 2022 live EP of the same name. This EP is currently available on streaming services, with pre-orders for physical copies available here. In addition, Vollebekk is currently on tour in the United States, and will tour internationally later this spring. Dates and tickets for this tour, including a show right here in Nashville, are available on his website. Otherwise, be sure to keep up with Leif Vollebekk through his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Also, feel free to check out “Blood Brother” as recorded live on KCRW below!

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