Saint Sister’s sophomore album ‘Where I Should End’ will be released on June 25th via FUGA. Their brand-new single, ‘Karaoke Song’, and accompanying video directed by Algorithm Productions is out now. Watch the video here.
Building on the stunning, folk-driven harmonies that formed their debut album, new single ‘Karaoke Song’ showcases an elevated sound for Saint Sister – combining their signature ethereal vocals with a fresh, pop-driven melody.
Speaking of the song, Morgana describes how “Gemma had this gorgeous instrumental and I was trying to work in a load of grandiose lyrics that always felt clunky and out of place. At the end of a particularly tiring day spent writing, I started using the song as a way to make fun of the night we had recently shared singing karaoke. I kept thinking ‘no one will take this seriously’ and then I realised maybe I don’t want them to, that’s not the point of the song.”
The official video, filmed in Algorithm’s studios on Capel Street in Dublin, playfully riffs on the karaoke theme, with visuals spanning ‘80s rock chick to a homage to the golden MTV age of the ‘90s.
Video directors Kev Freeney and Janna Kempermann said:
“We were excited to pursue a new visual language for the band that was both complimentary while giving a new visual perspective for their new single. Inspired by the songs’ theme the video is a nostalgic expression of the moments we miss and look forward to sharing again with our friends and family.”
Saint Sister’s new record ‘Where I Should End’ is an incredibly hands-on project, with every track written, arranged and produced by the band – seeing Morgana and Gemma confidently evolving into their distinct roles as songwriter and producer. The band are resolutely independent and decided they would self-release their sophomore album after returning to Dublin from their prematurely cancelled US tour with Keane.
The distinctive suits worn by the pair in the visuals for ‘Where I Should End’ (above) were specially commissioned from rising fashion designer Aideen Gaynor, who took inspiration from a collection of work housed in the National Gallery by Susan and Elizabeth Yeats, pioneers of the Irish Arts and Crafts movement at the turn of the century and sisters of renowned Irish poet W.B, and painter Jack B Yeats.
Saint Sister’s sophomore album follows their 2018 debut ‘Shape of Silence’, which received critical acclaim and nominations for both Album of The Year at the 2018 RTE Choice Music Prize and the Northern Irish Music Prize. Following its release, Saint Sister have toured extensively through Europe and the US, with sell-out shows at venues including London’s Omeara and Dublin’s Pepper Canister. The band also have supported the likes of Hozier, Keane, and Lisa Hannigan on their international tours.