Kiran Leonard Announces New Album ‘Real Home’, Shares New Song

    Kiran Leonard has announced a new album titled Real Home, sharing the song ‘My Love, Let’s Take the Stage Tonight’ along with the news. The LP is out April 17 via the London-based artist’s new label home, Memorials of Distinction. Check out the new song and find the album cover and tracklist below.

    Leonard offered this context on the song:

    My imitation of the great Hank Williams, in spirit if not in substance…This is one of the best efforts on Real Home at a song-as-object. Looking at it now I realise I was trying to write a song that made itself known as a song to the listener, and I wonder whether that’s crucial if you want a song to transcend its context. And that this is either accomplished through a total openness – by being inviting, by laying the tricks of the song out plain to see, as Williams and his many ghostwriters did so well – or by adopting a knowing aloofness, positioning oneself against the listener but letting it be known that that’s what it’s doing. In this song I try both, but mostly the former: as in, I wanted to write a song where every line follows on from the next.

    Speaking about the album, he added: “The theme of the home obviously recurs throughout the record; the album was mostly recorded in domestic spaces with friends, and the name of the album is Real Home. I like the qualifier ‘real’, like you’re getting past the cloak of the word and towards the thing-itself…[also] nearly all the percussion in this record was recorded on items from my dad’s shed (jam jars, sandpaper, blocks of wood, etc). Real home record!”

    Real Home Cover Artwork:

    Real Home Tracklist:

    1. Pass Between Houses
    2. Theatre for Change
    3. Real Home
    4. Treat Me a Stranger
    5. Utopia of Bog
    6. Void Attentive
    7. My Love, Let’s Take the Stage Tonight
    8. The Kiss
    9. He Had Always Led

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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