A highlight from his recently-released third album Modern Ruins, ‘Bloodletting’ captures exactly what sets Derry singer-songwriter Chris McConaghy aka Our Krypton Son apart. Distilling the essence of his latest LP down to four minutes of sublime balladry, weaving Sun Kil Moon-like classical guitar arpeggios with skeletal beats and Cohen-esque refrains, it’s gossamer yet hard-hitting in all the right places.
Speaking about the track, McConaghy said, “’Bloodletting’ is a medical procedure no longer offered on the NHS. It’s also fisticuffs in the street, in the bedroom, in the shadowy vestiges of a dream. It’s an I love you and I’m sorry for being an idiot and let’s rest our rankled ankles under a dazzling array of sunbeams.”
Stream the track below.