Weather Storm is out on May the 12th, 2017 preceded by single Taste Of You
Rock duo Saints Patience announce the release of debut album Weather The Storm on May 12th, 2017. The album follows up and builds on the anthemic feel already showcased on debut single Break Of Dawn. We were thrilled to introduce Saints Patience as they shared this retro-electro anthem at https://1inmusic.com/saints-patience-share-their-retro-electro-anthem-debut-single-break-of-dawn/. We did not hide from you how excited we were at the avent of the full album. Now we have heard it, we feel just the same.
Following on from the band’s enormous first single, Saints Patience share ‘Taste Of You’ from their rousing first long player. The song is a definite one to click your fingers, clap your hands or move your head along to the beat and can be heard (and shared!) right below. A certified funk-rock fusion treat, ‘Taste Of You’ is a candid declaration of love and lust which, according to Saints Patience frontman Mudibu, is “about opening up to someone and letting them know your secrets and desires; asking them to let go and trust their instinct”. This he expresses in a vocal both hugely soulful and raw – “Heaven knows, forever you’ll be close to me” – while a wonderfully rotund bassline, shuddering synths and wah-wah guitar coalesce into one distinctly disco-flavoured belter. ‘Taste Of You’ is essentially a sexy, catchy pop song with a chorus hook that’s primed for the airwaves. Don’t touch that dial.
About Saints Patience and ‘Weather The Storm’
“We’ve created something epic, something exciting and captivating.”
Essentially the project of two London-based musicians, multi-instrumentalist Spencer and vocalist Mudibu, Saints Patience place melody and groove front and centre in a thrilling audio format that mixes the classic and the contemporary by following the lead of such timeless artists as Queen, Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin and The Wailers. Their songs, enhanced live by artisanal musicians taking on rhythm section duties, are cohesive amalgamations of Spencer’s prolific guitar jams and improv sessions in his home studio, which Mudibu, formerly of Mantilla, Lostchild and The Jezebel Sextet, enhances via his rich and powerful voice. This intuitive pair – “You know it’s good when you just look at each other and smile” – have now collected the best of their writings into their debut album ‘Weather The Storm’, recorded using valve amps and minimal gear at Spencer’s studio and thus exuding a fresh and dynamic analogue vibe. Indeed, to control the sound during recording the band used loads of old duvets and blankets, covered up the windows and warned the neighbours. Proper old-school! In Mudibu’s words, the album captures “an expression of emotions that are both political and relational in context. It’s a sifting through of what really resonates with oneself and the surrounding environment. The same emotions can be individual but they are experienced by many in varied contexts. The notion of bravery in the face of these emotional challenges is implied in the album title “Weather The Storm’.
The first track Break Of Dawn gets you in a rocking mood and the anthemic feel is like a party invitation to the album. You already know what we think of it from https://1inmusic.com/saints-patience-share-their-retro-electro-anthem-debut-single-break-of-dawn/. What next feels like a slower pace song is inviting the listener to Awaken. The deceptively slower piece is actually awakening with its smartly underlayered guitar rifts and the powerfully rocking vocals. The way that anthems are presenting themselves uniquely one after the other almost shows the wide range of the band’s classic rock knowledge.
The seventh track, Tongue Tied, is the first “ballad” and surprisingly feels as anthemic as the rockier, faster-paced songs. This is no doubt linked to the guitars contribution, the whole instrumentation and arrangement, the musical progression in the chorus and the brief addition of an acapella part. Our favourite bit is the way that the eighth track What Makes You Free follows this ballad. How the electric guitar plays an impressive instrumental ad lib to pitch where the voice longs to be is clever in sound and in how it relates to the title What Makes You Free.
We also note how the final four songs artistically act as a workout cooldown, giving it a healthy balance of excitement and relaxation. There is a feeling almost of being free and sated for having expressed oneself and weathered the storm, from Break of dawn to Something Wonderful. The instruments are chosen and almost arranged to wave off any feeling of boredom, as seen in the change of pace in the outro of You Came Along. The parallel between these arrangements and the lyrics is also pleasantly noted. The song progression is almost perfect with songs like Taste of You, the penultimate track, featuring the feeling of final clap-to song applause before the curtain falls or maybe before the encore served by the piece Something Wonderful.
Tracklisting for the album Weather The Storm
- Break of Dawn
- Empty the Sea
- Telling You Everything
- Tongue Tied
- What Makes You Free
- You Came Along
- Taste of You
- Something Wonderful