‘Flow’ is the new track from Dublin artist Ring Saigo, an exciting blend of jazz-tinged harmony and pop-rock sensibilities, swirling with colour and energy.
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.
“It has been difficult lately to think warmly of the future. To ‘flow’ is to be without direction, without form; to find peace in the moment. I hope that the song might empower some small sense of self that the past year has taken from us.”
The accompanying music video was written & directed by Patrick Ryan, who has previously directed work for Hozier, Wyvern Lingo and Ring Saigo. A narrative piece which tells the story of a stripper confronting three psychedelic visions of Catholic martyrs, it stars Jade Silke-Fetherston, Liadh Blake, Robyn Trout and Meghan O’Shaughnessy. The video was shot by Tommy Fitzgerald, designed by Lauren Kelly, costume designed by Anne O’Shea and produced by Lagoon Company.
Photo: Ruth Medjber