Saint Leonard is set to release a new single via PIAS to coincide with his biggest London headline show to date at the Omeara on Tuesday the 30th April 2019.
‘Light Years’, recorded at Paul Epworth’s Church Studio in Crouch End, features The Horrors’ Josh Hayward on guitar, Panda (bass) from TOY and former Klaxons drummer Steff Halperin and is the first indication of what to expect from the singer’s forthcoming album. The follow up to 2016’s acclaimed ‘Good Luck Everybody’ which was recorded at Stanley Kubrick’s former estate outside of London, the new collection is expected to arrive later this year.
Having recently undertaken a spiritual expedition to India and the Himalayan mountains where he visited The Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh and studied Transcendental Meditation with the monks of the Kesar Devi Temple, Keiran returned to London with a strikingly diverse new set of songs. Quickly putting together a line-up of musicians such as the aforementioned Josh Hayward and Panda he set about recording with a whole new non-linear approach and soundscape at the Church Studio.
The first result is ‘Light Years’, a polaroid of Leonard’s classic songwriting combined with the vanguard of non-traditional sounds and production. Dealing with the complexities of contemporary life and a vision of Blakean eternity it’s also in keeping with his previous works in it’s poetic scope, wry humour and arresting visual range and heralds what could prove to be his most sonically and visionary landmark album to date.
Following the London show in April, Saint Leonard will announce more live dates over the coming months.
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