Singer unveils third chapter in compelling musical story.
Enchanting British singer-songwriter Saint Clair has dropped the latest track to be lifted off of her forthcoming 4-part visual EP, in the violet hour.
Having explored the complex and often complicated themes of denial in goddess (chapter 1) and anger in violet hour (chapter 2), on elegy in c (chapter 3) Clair once again lays her soul bare – honing in on the numbness and loneliness that comes when dealing with, and trying to understand ones own personal grief.
“I only miss you when I’m breathing…”
With it’s tender yet painfully raw lyrics, ethereal melody and emotionally-charged multi-layered harmonies, elegy in c sees Saint Clair at her most vulnerable; as she tries to process the devastating heartbreak and sorrow following the loss of her Father, the rowing coach and Observer journalist Daniel Topolski.
“Having journeyed through denial and rage, we are now approaching chapter 03 of our 4-part portrait on grief: numbness.” Saint Clair says of the track. “‘elegy in c‘ employs a voyeuristic lens to capture our heroine as she ritualistically bathes and cleanses, in a daze, almost like time has stopped.”
“The song delves deep into memory and nostalgia and exposes the reality of what it’s like to live with an earth-shattering loss, illustrating how even the most innocuous little thing can create a tidal wave of pain and emotion. Whilst on set, I remember connecting very profoundly to the sentiment and lyrics of the song and found this performance particularly taxing and upsetting to deliver.”
Listen to elegy in c below:
“The song delves deep into memory and nostalgia and exposes the reality of what it’s like to live with an earth-shattering loss.”
“I couldn’t miss you anymore…”
For the tracks accompanying music video, directed by Clair’s sister Tamsin Topolski and shot completely independently in the Topolski family home, we discover Saint secluded away from the world – consumed by sadness, trying to navigate her way through, and escape the all encompassing pain that comes from having lost the one we love.