With friends and fans across the country, LePoidevin is at home wherever he is playing. LePoidevin’s latest undertaking is focused largely on community and identity. The son of an American-born artist, LePoidevin has held dual citizenship since birth, yet has never felt different from any other Canadian boy, spending his childhood playing hockey and eating hot pockets. American Fiction marks a turn for LePoidevin. In search of his half-American identity, LePoidevin teamed up with his best friend from childhood and fellow Patrick Roy enthusiast Lewis Smith.
Together, they wrote about ten small American towns, drawing inspiration from their own experiences in rural Canada. Accompanying the songs is a book of short stories written by Smith. American Fiction is a heartfelt tribute to family, youth, and recurrence. Crafted over a winter spent along the Nova Scotia coastline, LePoidevin’s latest effort swells with the presence and confidence of a songwriter truly coming into his own. The album plays out like a series of intercepted love letters, with familiar themes and unknown postmarks. Stories of family, love, and warmth, beat and pulse and grow to dark barrel-chested entities, with full lives in the vast unvisited America.
By his own admission, these are untrue stories, but with every breath, LePoidevin creates truth and life from nothing. An American Fiction in name only, this album births a beautiful and real world, with baseball games, jean jackets and above all, full hearts. http://www.patlepoidevin.com/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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