Just this week, DIY pop sensation Saint Barae released his infectious new single, 'Remains'. A refreshing new sound seriously juxtaposing his 2015 Barae EP, this enchanting new single encapsulates an inspiring new sound, and we can't wait to hear more.
Equal parts colourful and chaotic, Saint Barae is the DIY pop artist Australia has been waiting for. At just 22, this eccentric songwriter is back from a 3 year hiatus with a fresh sound that captures the emotional thrill and wildness of being young and reckless, packaged in a blend of synthwave and a flashy 80's pop aesthetic that draws inspiration from his local Gold Coast and Brisbane nightlife scene.
In this context, comeback single 'Remains' is the anthem of a generation isolated by an ever-changing social landscape, striking a chord with anyone who has ever been 'ghosted' or simply left abandoned by their loved ones and left staring blankly into their phone screens.
The haunting uniqueness of his ghostly vocals, underpinned by a simplistic yet captivating beat and alluring harmonies, 'Remains' draws listeners in not only with the beauty of the track itself, but with the relatability of the lyrics. Let Saint Barae reel you in and pull at your heartstrings with lyrics like "Worlds away from your skin, am I home tonight? Are you home tonight?". The lushness of the soundscape against the beautifully introspective lyrics, 'Remains' is surely going to 'remain' in our playlist for a long time.
Drawing influence from the likes of Troye Sivan and Years & Years, Saint Barae is surely on his way to only getting better, and we couldn't be more excited to come along for the ride.
You can experience 'Remains' for yourself for below: