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