It’s been five years since Saint Raymond hit the Top 10 with his debut ‘Young Blood’, but the singer-songwriter hasn’t stood still. He’s been constantly refining his sound, experimenting with new ideas and picking up millions of streams for the EPs ‘A Light That Blinds’ and ‘3’.
That spell of evolution and self-discovery is unveiled today on his long-awaited second album ‘We Forgot We Were Dreaming’. Listen HERE. With over 5 million streams across DSPs already, it features new focus track ‘Talk’ and previous singles ‘Soft Landing’, ‘Right Way Round’, ‘Wide Eyed Blind’, Alright and the album centre-piece ‘Solid Gold’.
Written over two years, it was recorded in Bath with producer Joe Page, and it’s a set that shows Saint Raymond growing up without growing old: tackling heftier themes with a wider palette, without losing the energy that enamoured so many people to him the first time around. There’s also a new-found maturity to Saint Raymond’s voice too, a strength which provides its reflective lyricism with an emotional potency.
“The album is generally about relationships – whether that be friendships or love interests. It encompasses things I have picked up from around me seeing people falling in and out of love,” explains Saint Raymond. “It’s also about the relationship we all have with ourselves and in our own minds. There are a few songs on ’We Forgot We Were Dreaming’ that are about mental health and my relationship with that.”
The singles so far have gained a new wave of attention for the Nottingham-based singer-songwriter. He has returned to Radio 1 with airplay from Huw Stephens and featured on playlists such as Spotify’s New Music Friday and Indie Roadtrip, plus Deezer’s Brand New UK.
Saint Raymond, real name Callum Burrows, also recently announced his first full scale live performances in over two years, the tour has been pushed back to November but it has significantly grown in scale. The first four shows all sold-out, resulting in them being moved to bigger venues, including London’s Heaven and a homecoming show at Nottingham Rock City. It has also been extended with the addition of six extra nights. The full list of live dates are listed below and tickets are on general sale here.
‘We Forgot We Were Dreaming’ is available now on the following formats: CD, orange LP, black LP, cassette, download and streaming. A variety of bundles and new merch items are also on offer.