The track features Leonard playing "a number of guitars simultaneously."

"I wrote this song one morning at the house of a good friend in Whalley Range (Manchester)," writes Leonard in an accompanying statement. "He's got all these old acoustic guitars. I set to lining four of them up against a wall and tuning each to a big chord. I played the guitars like a big harp and they were awesome and resonant. The lyrics I wrote with one friend in mind but its subject matter is not specific. Everybody has conversations with loved ones where private, devastating information is disclosed. In secret so many people bear unbelievable crosses, so I wrote this song for many friends/loved ones, all good people, whose fault it was not. Words don't make everything better; it's never easy to know what to say and how to console friends, but this is my best attempt to articulate some sort of response, to at least a dozen people I can think of."

Monarchs Of The Crescent Pail is released next month via Very Bon.