New England based singer-songwriter Ryan Montbleau has announced the release of his new album entitled I Was Just Leaving set for March 3rd. The album, currently available for pre-order at Pledge Music was produced by New Orleans' Anders Osborne and recorded in January 2016.
In a first-of-it's-kind album debut, Montbleau performed I Was Just Leaving in its entirety during a world-premiere performance via Facebook Live in partnership with Pledge Music and lifestyle brand Life is Good on Thursday, February 16th. Fans can stream the archive performance on Ryan's Facebook page as well as The Life Is Good and Pledge Music page. The album is available now for instant download at Pledge Music. The album will be released widely on March 3rd.
Ryan Montbleau has been an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and bandleader for more than a decade, but with his new album I Was Just Leaving, the New England-based artist has truly arrived. Contemplative and richly emotive, the album offers a glimpse into the often-lonesome life of the relentlessly traveling troubadour, a strikingly single-minded existence too often clouded by the blur of constant motion. Recorded at New Orleans’ Esplanade Studios over four days in January 2016 with producer Anders Osborne and engineer/mixer Mark Howard (known for his work with such icons as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young, and U2), the album marks Montbleau’s first full length release in the wake of a series of seismic personal shifts. Songs like “Bright Side” and the touching title track reveal a uniquely blessed artist who has truly found his voice, his gift for melody and a remarkably open-armed approach.
I Was Just Leaving marks a singular milestone for Ryan Montbleau, the moment in which this exceptional singer, songwriter, and performer has blossomed into a fully matured artist.
I’ve been planting these seeds for so long and it has all led up to this moment. It feels like finally the fruits of all my efforts are coming out. I’m still working hard but there’s an ease to what’s happening. I have a career that I’ve built, that I’ve earned. Now what’s fun is putting out the best music I can and seeing what happens.”