LISTEN: Kiran Leonard – ‘Living With Your Ailments’

Following last year’s acclaimed Grapefruit, Manchester’s Kiran Leonard has now announced details of an innovative new album. Derevaun Seraun is set for release in September, and will be a collection of five movements inspired by different works of literature.

Lead single ‘Living With Your Ailments’ is inspired by Albert Camus’ 1942 philosophy work The Myth of Sisyphus. Leonard explains:

“I read it for the first time as an unhappy, nervous 17-year-old and I found it deeply moving and comforting… It is an essay about taking the cards we are dealt – mortality, nothingness, uncertainty – and doing our best with them, in humour and in optimism and in open-mindedness.”

A truly moving and cinematic creation, ‘Living With Your Ailments’ showcases Leonard’s impressive and innovative songwriting perfectly. Filled with a twinkling, majestic grandeur and a rich, layered musicality, with sweeping keys flowing alongside Leonard’s distinctive impassioned vocals, it’s a soaring soundscape of epic proportion.

Listen to ‘Living With Your Ailments’ now:

Derevaun Seraun is out 15 September via Moshi Moshi. Catch Kiran Leonard live on a run of special dates with a string trio:

19 September – Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton
20 September – St Pancras Old Church, London
21 September – St Barnabas Church, Oxford
23 September – Band On The Wall, Manchester
25 September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds



Mari Lane

Mari Lane

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