Black Saint are an enigmatic UK collective, who have combined their passion and skills as DJs, producers and songwriters to create a sound that is made to be played in clubs and festivals around the world.
They have been preparing their sound for a long time. From live appearances to tuning into pirate radio stations, Black Saint have cemented their love for their music whilst honing their craft. Their debut release ‘Could You Love Me?’ embodies their sound, which is an inventive fusion of house, R&B, trap and hip-hop.
The video for ‘Could You Love Me?’ was directed by award winning director Josh Cole (Rudimental, Chase & Status). His creative vision truly encapsulates and executes the ethos of the song as well as Black Saint’s aesthetic. It is evident that they are truly passionate about bringing positivity and truth to their music.
The choice of the Black Saint moniker also reflects the collective’s philosophy. As they explain: “Black represents the origin of our main music influences and in many ways reflects today’s modern culture, especially in regard to music. Thanks to the likes of Bob Marley and Soul II Soul, barriers in class, race, colour and creed have been broken down as we’ve all united in music.”
As for the Saint aspect? “That represents the desire for perfection in others and within ourselves. Even though that seems impossible, we’re driven by the sense that it’s attainable and we’re united as we strive towards it. Saints are also detached from self-seeking interests and can make a profound difference in the lives of others – and that’s something we’d like to achieve with our music.”
‘Could You Love Me?’ is proving to be an incredible debut for Black Saint. It has already racked up over 1.3 million streams on influential YouTube channel and Berlin-based record label Selected, and is a step in the right direction for a bright future.
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