Dylan LeBlanc – “If Time Was For Wasting”

Dylan LeBlanc is a young (barely 20 years old) singer/songwriter from Louisiana, who was signed to Rough Trade records by the label’s founder Geoff Travis. It’s obvious on first listen why Travis was interested in signing LeBlanc. The Shreveport native’s got a great voice, older than his age with just a touch of a southern accent, but without the gruffness that people usually expect when you say “this kid sounds older than his age.” In the one-sheet LeBlanc mentions drinking a bit while writing this song, and the video shows him smoking, so that voice may be ruined in a few years, or ten times better.

Dylan LeBlanc – “If Time Was For Wasting”

There’s a video for “If Time Was For Wasting,” though it mostly shows LeBlanc hanging around industrial settings, looking uncomfortable:

Pauper’s Field is out 8/24 via Rough Trade. LeBlanc is playing a one-off show in New York on 7/21. Get tickets here.