Published Sep 10, 2014Last year, Acadian songwriter Lisa LeBlanc travelled across the U.S., and this trip inspired her new EP. Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted is due out on November 4 through Bonsound.
The record was produced by Emmanuel Ethier in Charlo, NB, with mixing handled by Pierre Girard and Joseph Donovan. The results reportedly meld classic Americana with Maritime flavours. Five of the tunes are originals, and there's also a version of the folk traditional "Katie Cruel."
While LeBlanc's platinum selling self-titled debut from 2012 was sung in French, this one is in English.
"The songs are an evolution of my first album, which I wrote when I was 20," the chanteuse said in a statement. "Two years later, there are a lot of things that have changed in my life, especially after the craziness of that first album. The EP is just a natural follow-up, it's a continuation of my own story. There's a lot more of a defined folk-roots "trash" vibe to it. And it's still Lisa LeBlanc, just this time, in English!"
For a taste of this, scroll down the bottom of the page to hear the dusty banjo ditty "You Look Like Trouble (But I Guess I Do Too)," which explodes into pounding roots rock crescendos.
Also below, check out out LeBlanc's late-fall Canadian tour schedule, which will bring her out west all the way to the West Coast.
11/13 Ottawa, ON Ritual Nightclub
11/14 Toronto, ON The Drake
11/26 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
11/27 Saskatoon, SK The Basement
11/29 Calgary, AB The Palomino
12/03 Victoria, BC Lucky Bar
12/04 Vancouver, BC Fox Cabaret
12/08 Edmonton, AB The Artery
12/10 Regina, SK The Exchange