Saint Sister’s second 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.
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.
The official video, filmed in Algorithm’s studios on Capel Street in Dublin, playfully riffs on the karaoke theme, with visuals spanning ‘80s rocker chic to a homage to the golden MTV age of the ‘90s. Directors Kev Freeney and Janna Kempermann said the following of the collaboration, “We were excited to peruse 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 duo are resolutely independent and decided they would self-release their sophomore album after returning to Dublin from their prematurely cancelled US tour with Keane, sadly cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘Where I Should End’ was recorded at The Meadow Studio, Co. Wicklow with Rian Trench and mixed in Berlin with Benedikt MacIsaac. Layering synths and drum machines with harp, strings and piano, the record opens new sonic avenues for Saint Sister, while showcasing their most honest song-writing to date. New single ‘Karaoke Song’ follows tracks ‘Dynamite’ and ‘The Place That I Work’ featuring Lisa Hannigan, both released last year.
Tracklist 1. My Brilliant Friend 2. Dynamite 3. Karaoke Song 4. The Place That I Work (feat. Lisa Hannigan) 5. Irish Hour 6. Date Night 7. Oh My God Oh Canada 8. Manchester Air 9. House 9 10. Any Dreams?
The distinctive suits worn by Gemma and Morgan 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.
The 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. Hailing from the north of Ireland, songwriter Morgana MacIntyre and producer Gemma Doherty met in Dublin in 2014, before going on to release their debut EP ‘Madrid’ the following year.