Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger has announced the release of a new studio album ‘Time Out For Tomorrow’ due on November 8th via the Cowboy Junkies’ record label Latent Recordings. The third consecutive record produced by the Junkies’ Michael Timmins, the album unveils ten portraits of the impermanence of life, love, or simply catching a glimpse of a shooting star.
“I got the name for the album from an early ‘60s dime store collection of science fiction short stories a friend gave me,” Leger explains. “Everything around me seems like science fiction these days, and the phrase ‘Time Out For Tomorrow’ fit these songs and my mood in one way or another.”
One of the album’s key moments and its opening track, on ‘Canvas Of Gold,’ Leger sings, “Everything was almost decided when we were young, you’ll stay poor like your family before and I’ll keep hustling.” It’s a reference to Toronto’s well-known gentrification projects in recent years that have put tremendous pressure on the city’s artistic communities. You can hear the track below.
‘Time Out For Tomorrow’ displays the artistic vision that has been evident since 2005 when, at age 19, he released the first of nine studio albums, along with three more with his side projects The Del-Fi’s and The Bop-Fi’s. It’s added up to a body of work that was recently celebrated with the European-only compilation Too Broke To Die, aimed at Leger’s growing fan base in Britain and the EU.