Leif Vollebekk wrote the ten-song Twin Solitude while re-calibrating from a creatively difficult time on the road, a time where his own songs just didn’t seem quite right. He began to find beauty in the everyday vignettes that made up his life at home and on the road, finding inspiration in a bike ride, a Moog synthesizer, an untuned guitar, a Nick Drake record.

With a UK tour that includes Glasgow’s Attic Bar, Leif spoke to The Fountain about his influences, the inspiration behind the album title and his excitement around playing Glasgow.

TF: You excited about playing Glasgow?

Yes! I love you Glaswegians!

TF: What’s been your favourite gig to date?

Hard to say. I tend to remember little moments, there are so many…

TF: What music did you grow up listening to, formulating your taste and interest in music?

The Beatles and Motown. And Aerosmith!

TF: What inspired the name Twin Solitude?

It just seemed to fit. Like when you play a record in your room, and you’re alone with someone else for while.

TF: It must be fab to have your album released by Secret City Records?

They’re wonderful.

Photo courtesy of Jessie McCall.

Leif Vollebekk is playing Glasgow’s Attic Bar on November 24th.