Jerry Leger to release deluxe edition for "Time Out For Tomorrow" and tours Europe in 202226-02-2021
Acclaimed Canadian songwriter Jerry Leger just released his new single entitled Jumped In The Humber. The single is an outtake from Leger’s 2019 album Time Out For Tomorrow, which is being released as a deluxe edition on March 26th, 2021. Also out on March 26th is the vinyl release of 2020’s home-recorded album Songs From The Apartment.
As with all the tracks from Time Out For Tomorrow, Jumped In The Humber was produced by Michael Timmins of alternative folk/rock band Cowboy Junkies and recorded with Leger’s long-time backing band, The Situation. As Torontonians and Ontarians will note, “Humber” is referencing the Humber River, the 100km river with two main branches that join north of Toronto and then flow into lake Ontario.
Jumped in the Humber was dropped last minute from Time Out For Tomorrow, though Leger kept it in his back pocket, expecting to release it in some way in the future. One indigenous name for the Humber River, “Niwa’ah Onega’gaih’ih,” “Little Thundering Waters”, might sum up the atmosphere of the track. It has a moody, powerful sound and tempo that supports foreboding lyrics like “You're hired if you know how to drive /can you gun this sucker to the deep Eastside." The opening lyric, “Jumped in the Humber, or was he pushed” makes one sit up in their seat on first listen.
Leger and his band were booked to tour Time Out For Tomorrow all across Europe when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. Like so many artists, he had to cancel the tour and swallow some costs. In place of touring, Leger thought it would be fun to assemble a deluxe edition of the record with bonus tracks and extra merch. Time Out For Tomorrow is a must-buy for new fans of Leger; upon its November 2019 release the album received praise from the legendary Rolling Stone, Uncut, American Songwriter, Americana UK, The Arts Desk, and fellow Canadian songwriters Doug Paisley and Ron Sexsmith. It’s the third album in a row produced by Michael Timmins and released on the Cowboy Junkies’ record label, Latent Recordings.
The deluxe edition would have been perfectly planned for the April and May dates Jerry Leger & the Situation had planned for 2021. Unfortunately today we've to announce the 2021 tour will be postponed to 2022. The good thing is that new material can be expected for 2022. Find the 2022 tour dates here:
20/04/22: Örebro, SWE - STÅ Pinxtos
21/04/22: Oslo, NO - Krøsset
22/04/22: Rungebu, No - Arnemoen Gård
23/04/22: Trondheim, NO - Moskus
24/04/22: Stockholm, SWE - Melodybox
26/04/22: Norderstedt, DE - Music Star
29/04/22: Groningen, NL - Der Aa-Theater
01/05/22: Utrecht, NL - Cafe De Stad
04/05/22: Winchester, UK - The Railway Inn
05/05/22: London, UK - The Green Note
06/05/22: Nottingham, UK - Old Cold Store
07/05/22: Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
10/05/22: Sant Feliu De Guixols, ESP - Las Vegas
11/05/22: Valencia, ESP - Loco Club
12/05/22: Zaragoza, ESP - Rock & Blues
13/05/22: Madrid, ESP - Wurlitzer Ballroom
14/05/22: Hondarribia, ESP - Psilocybenea