Leeroy Stagger – “Strange Attractor” [Video]

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On September 13th, Leeroy Stagger released his new album and book, Strange Path, through True North Records. This video is for the first single “Strange Attractor”. Directed by Brock Davis Mitchell, the video draws inspiration from films like ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Marie Antoinette’ and weaves an experimental narrative with shocking bursts of colour.

The name Strange Path applies as much to Leeroy’s unexpected route from the BC punk scene to southern-Alberta singer songwriter as it does to the album’s own evolution. Following from 2017’s Love Versus, itself a creative re-emergence after a years-long fog of anxiety and depression, Strange Path is the end result of a triple-album’s worth of scrapped demos, and a spirit-reviving retreat inwards. It’s also Stagger’s most ambitious and philosophical creation yet, a veritable self-help book pulled from a lifetime of struggling towards the light and brimming with the hard-won joy at the heart of his recent renaissance. It’s an album full of sharp hooks and sharper insight, and the first single “Strange Attractor” rides that line right to the end.

In making Strange Path, Leeroy surrounded himself with some of the best players in the business, including drummer Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Elliot Smith, Los Lobos), longtime collaborator Tyson Maiko, Paul Rigby (Neko Case, Garth Hudson, Jakob Dylan), Ryland Moranz and Michael Ayotte. The album was mixed by five time Grammy winner Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt, Rodney Crowell) and Brad Barr of The Barr Brothers shared producer’s chair with Leeroy on four of the eleven tracks.

Stagger and his musicians will tour to support Strange Path throughout North America and Internationally, see below for the full tour schedule. Strange Path will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes and other digital retailers and streaming services on September 13th. For more information, check out: leeroystagger.com

Leeroy Stagger Tour Dates:
October 11 – Santa Monica, CA
October 12 – Los Angeles, CA
October 15 – San Francisco, CA
October 16 – Sacramento, CA
October 17 – Portland, OR
October 18 – Vancouver, BC
October 19 – Victoria, BC
October 21 – Parksville, BC
November 27 – Glasgow, United Kingdom
November 28 – Manchester, United Kingdom
November 29 – London, United Kingdom
November 30 – Groningen, Netherlands
December 1 – Utrecht, Netherlands
December 2 – Berlin, Germany
December 7 – Hamburg, Germany

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