Montreal seems to be leading the way in Canada in terms of producing fine retro soul singers. Bobby Bazini has broken big, and Patrick Lehman is a kindred spirit of real talent, as shown on upbeat new single "Games". Love the funky horn sounds that augment his smooth vocals. This is the first single off Lehman's upcoming album Butchy's Son, the follow-up to 2012's album Electric Soul Kitchen vol.2. Self-produced, the cut was mixed by Denis Normandeau (Little Big Town, Maroon 5). The singer has toured and built a following in Europe, and deserves more recognition at home.
Lehman showcases at CMW in Toronto on May 8 at Magpie Taproom.