Laurie LeBlanc lights up the night with his mellow new single Campfire Song — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Grab a blanket, a cold one, and your closest friends — the Maritime singer-songwriter proves that summer isn’t over yet with the latest gem from his album Long Weekend. “I won’t deny that one of the most incredible feelings on Earth is being on stage singing for hundreds (or) thousands of fans,” says LeBlanc, “but there’s something magical when you’re sitting by a campfire with family and friends, and everybody sings along to some classic campfire songs.”
Campfire Song is both a tribute and invitation to reflect on the meaningfulness of gathering and connection, especially when bolstered by the magic of nature and music. It captures the essence of a campfire gathering and evokes cherished memories of warmth, camaraderie, and summer fun. On the track, LeBlanc shouts out John Denver, Chris Stapleton (George Jones) and The Beatles; but more importantly, he calls out to all listeners to embrace the shared experience of singing around a campfire. Everybody knows that true cool kids will always sing along!
LeBlanc is one of Canada’s rising country music stars, whose distinctive style contains a sizeable helping of east coast Acadian flavour. Ten years after releasing his first album La Pitoune in French, establishing his reputation in his home province of New Brunswick and throughout the Maritimes and Quebec, LeBlanc released his first English album When It’s Right It’s Right in 2020.
Recently he received three new nominations for his album Long Weekend from two different associations: Album Of The Year (multilingual and other languages) from Gala ADISQ, and Recording Of The Year and Song Of The Year (French) from Music New Brunswick Awards. He is also a recent inductee into The Akademia Hall of Fame.
His most personal and accessible recording to date, Long Weekend has six new songs in English and six in French, all crafted to convey a feel-good summer vibe in both languages. With his dynamic voice and undeniable charm, LeBlanc continues to build his fan base around the world. “I’ll always love singing in French and cherish the support I get from my francophone audience,” Leblanc says, “but hearing one of my songs on the radio alongside the Canadian and American country artists I admire gives me so much joy.”