Check out the latest single from Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger. He’s a writer of beautifully engaging songs and this is no exception. With just his smooth, vulnerable-sounding voice and the warm strum of his guitar, Leger is utterly convincing and captivating here. Especially compelling is the lovely, intricate acoustic interlude halfway through.
Leger says of the song: “We tried this for 2019’s ‘Time Out For Tomorrow’ but it didn’t seem to live in that world of songs. It always felt special to me though, so I kept it in the back of my mind. The title came from a repeated phrase in a Kurt Vonnegut book I was reading. It sort of became a cross between Tom Waits’ ‘Martha’ and an old country-gospel end-of-life of song.”
The well-shot video was filmed by Mitch Fillion at Eulalie’s Corner Store in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It’s an intimate performance, focusing just on Leger and his guitar, allowing us to absorb his talents and his tune.
This is the lead single from Leger’s brand new EP, released in April 2023. The EP features an outtake form each of his albums released on Latent Recordings. Leger notes: “These are top shelf songs; they weren’t left off the albums because of their quality. Deciding which tracks make up an album can be very difficult and tricky. You have to take into account flow and cohesion. Sometimes the best songs are the ones that don’t make the final cut.” With songs of this standard not making the cut, it demonstrates the consistently high quality of Leger’s output. To support the new EP, Leger has just begun a UK tour. Check out the remaining dates below.
Remaining UK Tour Dates:
May 10 – Running Horse, Nottingham
May 11 – Old Cinema Launderette, Durham
May 12 – St. Mary’s Creative Space, Chester
May 13 – The Glynne Arms, Hawarden
May 14 – House Concert, Sheffield
May 16 – Spirit Store (backroom), Dundalk
May 17 – The Court House, Bangor
May 18 – The Doublet, Glasgow
May 20 – TAIGH Festival – Glen Dye Estate Strachan, Aberdeenshire
May 21 – Leith Depot, Edinburgh