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Leanne Hoffman performs a tightrope walk between the sensual immediacy of pop music and poetry’s revelatory nuance. Using the swirling melodies and glitzed-up production of Top 40, the Nova Scotia-based multidisciplinary artist builds tension between soundscapes primed for pure pleasure and lyrics that address the interconnected relationship between desire and despair.
Her latest release, The Text Collector is a marked departure from her 2019 award-winning album What Remains and was recently nominated for an East Coast Music Award for Pop Album of the Year. Produced by Erin Costelo and Hoffman herself, The Text Collector deconstructs poetry and pop music, rebuilding the pieces into a listening experience even richer than the sum of its parts.