Saint Leonard returns with new single ‘Tell Me The Truth’.
The new song was constructed at a historic studio in Berlin, utilising the powers of three different members of Fat White Family. Out now, the release ties in with tonight’s Full Moon – one of two this month – and looks to the songwriter’s incoming LP.
The new album is titled ‘The Golden Hour’, and reflects the inter-connections between Saint Leonard’s life, his art, and the energies around us. Take this new single – there’s an element of automatic writing to its construction, infusing his songwriting with barbed, industrial-weighted techno heaviness.
Saint Leonard comments…
‘Tell Me the Truth’ is the second song that we spontaneously wrote and recorded at the Funkhaus studio one foreboding November evening in Berlin. Nathan (Fat White Family) slammed his Portasound Pro into a decrepit East German PA system and dialled up a grizzly Techno-infused beat distilled from the speed-seeping subterranean chambers of the Berghain nightclub as Alex was fingering away at a Mike Garson-esque chord figure on an dusty Weimar Republic piano.
We had just been necking gluhwein on the twilight banks of the spree, discussing social politics, quantum mechanics and gentlemen’s fine tailoring so I sang the first words that sprang to mind. The song avalanched out and five unusual minutes later we had the master track of ‘Tell me the Truth’ recorded – quick, clean and effortless, all that Germanic engineering had rubbed off on us. I remember laughing and yelling ‘Next!’ and we cracked on with another song, well, half a dozen more songs for at least another ten hours.
Two more songs are incoming, each tied to successive Full Moons. Catch Saint Leonard at London’s Servants Jazz Quarters on August 31st.
Tune in now.