It's been five years since Saint Raymond hit the Top 10 with his debut 'Young Blood', but the singer / songwriter hasn't stood still. Constantly refining his sound and experimenting with new ideas, he's picked up millions of streams with his EP releases.
That spell of evolution and self-discovery has finally come to a head with the release of his long-awaited second album, 'We Forgot We Were Dreaming', out April 16th. Featuring 'Solid Gold' as the album centre-piece, the song coalesces the varied elements of Saint Raymond's sonics into a tightly-honed whole. The hook radiates on a festival-pleasing scale, with the grit of the guitars counterpointed by the synths and percussion that provide a sparkling alternative edge. There’s also a new-found maturity to Saint Raymond’s voice too, a strength which provides its reflective lyricism with an emotional potency.
Saint Raymond, real name Callum Burrows, commented:
"‘Solid Gold’ is about trying to rekindle the spark and make things work because you know that there is something special in the relationship and it’s worth fighting for. It’s about knowing that all of the good things override the negatives."
'Solid Gold', together with other singles including 'Right Way Round', 'Wide Eyed Blind' and most recently 'Soft Landing', present a teaser of what to expect from the album. Written over two years, it was recorded in Bath with producer Joe Page, and it's a set that shows Saint Raymond growing up without growing old, tackling themes of a wider palette, without losing the energy that enamoured so many people to him the first time round.
“The album is generally about relationships - whether that be friendships or love interests. It encompasses things I have picked up from around me seeing people falling in and out of love. It’s also about the relationship we all have with ourselves and in our own minds. There are a few songs on ’We Forgot We Were Dreaming’ that are about mental health and my relationship with that.”
‘We Forgot We Were Dreaming’
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