TUNE Saint Saviour - For My Love
Saint Saviour (Becky Jones) announces her third album entitled ‘Tomorrow Again’, out September 4th, with new single ‘For My Love’.
After five years of silence, Jones returned in late 2019 with the fragile ‘The Place I Want To Be’ feat. Damon Gough aka Badly Drawn Boy. Built around a delicately played dulcitone and the playful synergistic marrying of their striking voices, it was the perfect return to form. Within months she came back with another superb single ‘Rock Pools’ featuring Willy Mason. An effortless sailing melody draws us in and carries us along, the chemistry between the two artists is this track's defining feature.
Accompanying news of Saint Saviour’s new album and perhaps one of the most striking moments of the record is brought to us in the shape of ‘For My Love’ which starts small and intimate, but suddenly the chorus hits and transcends. It’s a huge pop moment and one that feels both explosive and totally natural. Jones’ songcraft knows no bounds; she effortlessly switches the mood and tone in a heartbeat, building quietly complicated arrangements and soundscapes that wrap around you. It’s addictive stuff, and flourishes on repeated listens.
Across the album, we’re not seeing Becky Jones in the mode of a character actor, taking on stories and firing them upwards into life – that’s all been replaced by something more personal, yet still outward looking. We’re hearing her experience, her swimming through cycles of loss, new life, working through pain, anger and joy. It’s incredibly stirring and permeates and cuts through in a way that few artists do.
Despite stepping away from the limelight for a few years, Saint Saviour is still a songwriter and singer in demand; her music has been featured in a HBO series (The Young Pope), ‘Mr Robot’ and six of her songs were in Jeanie Finlay’s critically acclaimed film Seahorse. She was also Grammy nominated for co-writes with Groove Armada and has also written with the likes of Mura Masa, Maribou State, Celeste, Billie Black, Cosha and Adam Betts / Colossal Squid.