Dylan LeBlanc is engaging and soft-spoken in person, yet his striking new album Renegade reflects the power of his live show–one that he simply describes as rock ‘n’ roll. While the album was recorded in just 10 days and tracked in three, the intensity of the project marks the culmination of more than a decade on the road. “I like the idea of a renegade--branching off from society or from the structure of the way our world is designed,” he says of Renegade, his first album for ATO Records. “It felt right to call it that. I wanted to write about the crueler, nasty aspects of the world and life.” LeBlanc’s observations are woven throughRenegade, though he’s more interested in telling the story than judging the characters for their decisions.