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Ring Saigo Announces the Release of his New Single and Video, ‘Tenebrave’

August 16, 2022

‘Tenebrave’ is the latest release from Dublin artist Ring Saigo. It is a melancholic reflection and celebration of nocturnal habits, a soft call-to-arms for the night owls of the world. Articulated with a dark, steady groove and densely-layered choruses, it features a duetted vocal with Nashville’s Kristen Rogers.

Ring Saigo’s real name is Alex Ryan; he has been the musical director and multi-instrumentalist with Hozier, both on the road and in the studio, for over eight years.

He is the co-writer of ‘As It Was’ from Hozier’s Billboard-topping ‘Wasteland, Baby!’, and most recently arranged the strings for his acclaimed Other Voices ‘20 set, featuring Crash Ensemble. He has also worked as a producer with acts such as Saint Sister and Nashville’s Wildeyes. Active as Ring Saigo since 2018, his previous releases have spanned numerous genres and styles, with all aspects of each recording performed and executed by him alone.

“‘Tenebrave’ is ultimately about finding a way to accept one’s own tastes, no matter how ‘other’ they may seem. As something of a night owl myself, I am of the belief that there are many more important things in life than the hours one chooses to keep. And perhaps the motivation that some find in the sun, others may very well find in the peaceful and mischievous hum of night.”

The accompanying music video was written & directed by Patrick Ryan, who has previously directed work for Hozier, Wyvern Lingo and Ring Saigo. Starring Robyn Trout, it provides a brief window into the nighttime world of an insomniac popstar. The video was shot by Tommy Fitzgerald, designed by Ciara Kelly, styled by Adam Walsh and produced by Lagoon Company.

Image: Ruth Medjber

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