Joining us for an interview to talk about his latest ear-pleasing, playlist-must release ‘Gasoline’ is the highly-gifted Saint.
Hi, how are you?
I’m great, thanks for asking.
So, how did you get into music?
I’d say I’ve alway’s been around it, you couldn’t be anywhere in my house without music playing. When I was about 14 I started recording covers, interpolating the beats of the songs and stuff – just learning how it all worked you know. Probably about a year later, I started making my own songs – initially it was really frustrating as for me, the songs never worked; but now I see the struggle was needed. It’s a process everyone goes through at the start. Like anything, It only gets easier the more you do it. I went from spending months writing one song like ‘That Way’ to finishing songs start to finish in a day. In this generation, literally anyone can get into music now, they have more power and independence than ever before, which is great. However, this also means there’s a lot more fishermen, but a lot less fish – so it’s harder to catch a ‘hit’ or blow up than before. It’s helps to have a network of people who support your wave or make music themselves, if my friends and I hadn’t formed Apex Villains, I can’t say I’d have improved as much as I did over the years.
How did ‘Gasoline’ come about?
I mean it’s a pretty long story, but in short. I was looking through a load of beats and it was the first bar into the beat that I knew this would be my next song. I think it was a few days after I got my first car; I couldn’t put into words how great I felt that day but all I know is that damn guitar melody reminded me EXACTLY how I felt. It wasn’t anything planned, it just kind of happens like most of my songs – life makes the songs for you.
What were the challenges of making ‘Gasoline’?
I remember writing it and showing it to Ace and Lobo. We must have spent weeks going over it, rewriting, recording etc. We all wanted it to be right, we see each of our projects as an extension of us as a collective. Nothing goes out without us all having a part in it. I feel like Gasoline took longer that expected because we were trying too hard. In the end, they basically asked me what did the song mean to me, and I said the song essentially describes my sauce, my wave, just SOMETHING that I have that no one else could have even if they tried to; ‘MY Gasoline’. After I realised that, I must have scrapped and finished the whole song in only a few days.
What do you have planned for 2019?
A lot of music. I can’t say much more at the moment but you’ll certainly be hearing more soon.
‘Gasoline’ will be available on all platforms on February 10th.