LEANNE HOFFMAN SHARES NEW SINGLE "BLIND AND BROKEN"
SIGNS WITH VENUE RECORDS
DEBUT ALBUM WHAT REMAINS DUE OUT ON MAY 10
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 11, 2019 - Today, Halifax-based artist Leanne Hoffman releases“Blind and Broken", the lead single off her debut solo album What Remains slated to drop on May 10. “Written during the Jian Ghomeshi trial, “Blind and Broken”, speaks to the frustration that comes with being a woman in a society where the justice system is consistently letting you down and placing men on a pedestal,” says Hoffman. “It’s about being angry and also feeling helpless and hopeless.” Listen here. Produced by award-winning recording artist and producer Erin Costelo, Hoffman is the first artist signed to Costelo’s imprint Venue Records. The label will celebrate the launch and official signing with a Halifax show on April 12th featuring a performance from Hoffman, and Costelo. Details can be found here. Stay tuned for further details to come about Hoffman's new album and upcoming tour - www.leannehoffman.com.
What's The Story about Leanne Hoffman?
For Leanne Hoffman, words have always come first. But for the Halifax-based singer and songwriter, it’s the pursuit of music’s chest-swelling magic that has kept her coming back to songwriting, even in times when she’s doubted herself. She credits much of that resilience to the influence and mentorship of singer Erin Costelo—Hoffman went from being Costelo’s student in the music program at NSCC to singing backup in her live band, learning to shape her own songwriting talent as she witnessed the prowess of one of the contemporary greats.
Now, five years removed from her last project, the bluesy folk-pop duo Magnolia, Hoffman is ready to release her solo debut. Produced by Costelo and to be released on her imprint Venue Records, the album features songs spanning the rollercoaster of Hoffman’s past five years. The result feels equally indebted to contemporary pop acts like Metric as it does to songwriting greats like Randy Newman and Paul Simon. Against a backdrop of Americana-influenced guitars and subtle synths, Hoffman’s lyrics and resonant voice remain front and centre: she’s singing about subjects from romance to family and aging to gender equality, sharing her soul as she chases that magical musical synergy.