Leif Vollebekk

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Leif Vollebekk
Born Ottawa, Ontario
Origin Montreal, Quebec
Genres Indie folk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments vocals, violin, guitar, piano
Years active 2010–present
Labels Nevado, Outside, Secret City
Website www.leifvollebekk.com

Leif Vollebekk is a Canadian indie folk singer-songwriter,[1] whose 2017 album Twin Solitude was a shortlisted finalist for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize[2] and the 2018 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.[3]

Of mixed Norwegian Canadian and French Canadian descent[4] and originally from Ottawa, Ontario,[5] he learned to play violin, guitar and piano in childhood.[4] While studying philosophy at the University of Ottawa he spent some time in Iceland on an educational exchange,[4] before moving to Montreal after graduation to pursue his musical career.[5]

His debut album, Inland, was released on Nevado Records in 2010,[6] and incorporated some songs he had written during his trip to Iceland.[4] He followed up with North Americana in 2013 on Outside Music.[7] He then signed to Secret City Records, which released Twin Solitude in 2017.[8]

All three albums were supported by extensive touring in both North America and Europe.[9]


  • Inland (2010)
  • North Americana (2013)
  • Twin Solitude (2017)


  1. ^ "Leif Vollebekk Let His Subconscious Be the Guide on 'Twin Solitude'". Exclaim!, March 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Polaris Music Prize shortlist includes Leonard Cohen, Gord Downie". The Globe and Mail, July 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Arcade Fire and Daniel Caesar lead 2018 Juno Award nominations". CBC Music, February 6, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d "Leif Vollebekk brings a bit of Iceland back". The Concordian, November 17, 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Leif Vollebekk’s Twin Solitudes, a track-by-track journey through space, time, and Florida". Ottawa Magazine, April 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "Leif Vollebekk: Inland". Exclaim!, January 15, 2010.
  7. ^ "Leif Vollebekk: North Americana". Exclaim!, February 20, 2013.
  8. ^ "Leif Vollebekk works well with constraints". The Georgia Straight, April 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Retenez bien le nom de Leif Vollebekk et écoutez son nouvel album bouleversant en exclu". Les Inrockuptibles, February 23, 2017.

External links

  • Official website
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