THIS IS THE KIT – BY MY DEMON EYE
After a Northern hemisphere summer jam packed with touring, festivals and a brilliant string of support shows for The National last week in London. I’m pleased to announce that ‘By My Demon Eye’ will be the next single from the brilliant album Moonshine Freeze (Rough Trade).
Here’s what Kate had to say about the track…
“This song started out as a project to make a piece of music based around the song that rabbit and tortoise sing in a Hugh Tracey story called “Rabbit and Tortoise”. I love the sound of his voice. Both when he’s talking and when he’s singing. And thesounds and rhythm and the meaning of the song he sings in this story just wrung so strongly in my ear and my head.
The translation of the song’s chorus is “boil boil water boil let the liar be boiled”. The song that ended up getting written is maybe misleading as people find it to be quite a “lovely sort of happy gentle song” but when they find out what the chorus means they’re often a bit shocked. But for me it is an upsetting song. It’s not meant to be happy. It’s a heart wrenching situation between two people who have no solution for the mess they are in. but then again, I guess stories are often simply what we decide to hear”.