Dylan LeBlanc – New album ‘Renegade’ 7th June – Listen to new track ‘Born Again’

April 27, 2019
Photo credit: Alysse Gafkjen




Dylan LeBlanc has today shared a new song, “Born Again, taken from his highly anticipated new album, Renegade, which will be released on7th June  on ATO Records and is now available for pre-order. About the track, Dylan says:“This song came after days of feeling blocked and unable to think of anything to write about and then I had the TV on in the background and I heard the words Born Again. And even tho that term is tied to religious meaning I thought thats interesting and i thought about my own experience of wanting to be different and tired of pain and how sometimes life literally beats you into a state of submission, it literally beats you down until you’re born again, until some sort of accordance with the universe takes place, but how everything in your past leads you up to that point. It may happen several times in a person’s life. So I tried to pack all that in as few words as possible in this song”.

Produced by Grammy Award winning DaveCobb (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton), the album features ten new songs and LeBlanc’s longtime band, The Pollies. Of the album LeBlanc says, “I wanted to write the same type of songs that matched the atmosphere the band and I were bringing live. So, I started with ‘Renegade,’ which was fitting since I felt myself going in a new, more intense direction with this record. In the studio, I let go almost absolutely and let Dave Cobb do his work. It was a different experience for me—how focused Cobb was and how quickly we would get live takes down. Mostly in one or two takes. Never more than three. It left me spinning at how quickly it all came together. Over the course of ten days Renegade was complete and ready for mastering. And I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.” 

In celebration of the release, LeBlanc will embark on an extensive headline UK and European tour this summer, including shows at London’s Omeara, Paris’s Les Etoiles and Berlin’s Privatclub among others. See below for more info and a complete tour itinerary.

August 11—Venlo, NL—Zomerparkfeest  

August 12—Hamburg, DE—Knust  

August 16—Olso, NO—John Dee  

August 17—Göteborg, SWE—Pustervik  

August 20—Stockholm, SWE—Bryggarsalen  

August 21—Copenhagen, DK—Vega  

August 23—Oberhausen, DE—Zentrum Altenberg  

August 24—Amsterdam, NL—Once In A Blue Moon  

August 25—Charleville-Mézières, FR—Le Cabaret Vert  

August 28—Paris, FR—Les Etoiles  

August 29—Sint Niklaas, BE—Casino  

August 30—Berlin, DE—Privatclub  

August 31—Dresden, DE—Sound of Bronkow Festival  

September 3—London, UK—Omeara  

September 4—Leeds, UK—Brudenell Social Club 

 September 5—Manchester, UK—Night People  

September 7—Enschede, NL—Tuckerville

Born in Shreveport, LA with time spent in Muscle Shoals, AL, LeBlanc has released three full-length albums including his most recent, 2016’s Cautionary Tale, which featured Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) and was produced by John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes). Of the music, NPR Music praised, “The third album from the Muscle Shoals singer-songwriter unfolds with the wariness of a social and spiritual outsider who broods his way to graceful defiance,” while No Depression declared, “There’s not a single song that deserves to be skipped on Tale—it’s a near flawless record, cohesive and self-assured.” Since his debut in 2010, LeBlanc has toured extensively worldwide including shows with Bruce Springsteen, First Aid Kit, Drive-By Truckers, Lucinda Williams, Alabama Shakes, Anderson East, The Wood Brothers and many more 

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