'We Forgot We Were Dreaming' to be released April 16th 2021
Featuring new track 'Solid Gold'
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. He’s been constantly refining his sound, experimenting with new ideas and picking up millions of streams for the EPs ‘A Light That Blinds’ and ‘3’.
That spell of evolution and self-discovery comes to a head with the news that Saint Raymond will release his long-awaited second album ‘We Forgot We Were Dreaming’ on April 16th. The album is launched alongside the brand new track ‘Solid Gold’. Listen HERE. In addition, Saint Raymond has also announced an intimate UK underplay headline tour for April. It comes ahead of a full UK tour later in 2021.
‘Solid Gold’ is the album’s centre-piece. It’s a song that coalesces the varied elements of Saint Raymond’s sonics into a tightly-honed whole. Its 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 the recent singles ‘Right Way Round’and ‘Wide Eyed Blind’, present a tantalising taster of what to expect from the ‘We Forgot We Were Dreaming’ 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 heftier themes with a wider palette, without losing the energy that enamoured so many people to him the first time around.
“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,” explains Saint Raymond.“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.”
The three tracks have gained a new wave of attention for the Nottingham-based singer-songwriter. He has returned to Radio 1 with airplay from Huw Stephens and featured on playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday and Indie Roadtrip, plus Deezer’s Brand New UK.
‘We Forgot We Were Dreaming’ is now available to pre-order and pre-save, and will be released on the following formats: CD, orange LP, black LP, cassette, download and streaming. Fans who pre-order the album HEREwill gain access to an exclusive pre-sale to his limited capacity underplay 2021 headline tour. The pre-sale will open at 10am GMT on Wednesday, November 18th before tickets on general sale from 10am GMT on Friday, November 20th.
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