Releases new single
Saint Saviour (Becky Jones) releases new track ‘Wake Me’, a fragile song which is built around a plucked harp and auto-tuned vocals which are gradually embellished by bass clarinet, guitar and bodhrán creating something both wistful and strong.
Saint Saviour returned in late 2019 with her first new music in 5 years, releasing two utterly sublime duets: ‘The Place I Want To Be’ feat Damon Gough aka Badly Drawn Boy and ‘Rock Pools’ feat Willy Mason.
The music of Saint Saviour has always been a powerful experience, be it soul baring righteousness, or finding the dignity of getting back on your feet through difficult-times – there’s strength throughout, no matter how it finds you.
On ‘Wake Me’, there’s something stirring – we’re hearing a song of experience; the cycles of life through loss, new life, working through pain, anger, joy – it’s all there, permeating through the gorgeously tender song.
Saint Saviour on the single “Wake Me was written in Hastings, looking out at the sea and the horizon. I’d escaped London and my 18 month old for a week to get some headspace for a new album in peace. I think it’s possibly the most personal song I’ve written. It’s about struggling to express what you want to say in words, feeling locked inside yourself, something I’ve dealt with for as long as I can remember.”
In her new work, we’re not seeing Becky Jones in the mode of a character actor, taking on stories and firing them upwards into life – that’s all been replaced by something more personal, yet still looking outward. There’s something in the air, as we’ve seen with the likes of Aldous Harding and Weyes Blood, 2019 is ushering something more personal; something with a deeper honesty.
Despite being away for a couple of years, Saint Saviour is still a songwriter and singer in demand; her music has been featured in a HBO series (The Young Pope) and six of her songs were in Jeanie Finlay’s critically acclaimed film ‘Seahorse’. She has also been nominated for a Grammy for co-writes with Groove Armada and has also written with the likes of Mura Masa, Maribou State, Adam Betts/Colossal Squid, Celeste, Billie Black and Cosha.