Kiran Leonard recently announced details of a new album Derevaun Seraun, set to be released Friday 15th September 2017 on Moshi Moshi, and now he shares its opening track ‘Could She Still Draw Back?’.

‘Could She Still Draw Back?’ takes its inspiration from ‘Eyeline’; a short story from James Joyce’s Dubliners, about a young girl trapped between the allure of moving to another continent with a new-found lover, and the inescapable draw of home; routine and certainty, however constrictive and mundane they can be.

Kiran Leonard says of the song: “I think that this is a conflict that most can relate to; everybody espouses the virtues of travel, but it takes a special sort of person to uproot and abandon their world in pursuit of something else, even if it is to flee a boring town that you hate. All throughout she is weighing both sides, the ailing health and occasional kindheartedness of her father in spite of his aggressive tendencies, the exciting prospect of domestic bliss abroad in spite of the fear of potential disaster.

The writing is fluid and evocative but doesn’t feature any of the modernist acrobatics Joyce is known for. It is a short and simple story about a desire for change coming into conflict with an instinct for caution.”

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