Irish duo Saint Sister have returned with a haunting new single ‘Is It Too Early (Kilmainham)’, touching on the emotive subjects of homesickness and social anxiety after extensive touring.
The spacious dynamics of the track allow for vital introspection, their emotionally charged words hanging suspended in the air, with palpable emotion that surges and crests throughout the track.
Peppered with lavish flourishes of a harp and expansive harmonies, Saint Sister give folk music a contemporary twist by incorporating R’n’B-esque beats. Listen below:
After a busy 2018 which saw the release of their debut album Shape of Silence, alongside an international headline tour, opening shows for Hozier and a Choice Music Prize nomination, the duo have used these formative touring experiences as material for their next releases.
Of the lyrics, Morgan says, “The sentiment is twofold; on a very personal level it came from the homesickness and anxiety we were feeling on tour, all the while receiving messages from home wishing us well on our big adventure. From that, I had the first line, “Hope you’re having fun, all American.” The reality, however, was the two of us in the back of a van not getting to explore the different places we passed through, coping with the stress of a hectic new routine, and learning how to support ourselves as much as each other. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was supposed to be having the time of my life but all I wanted to do was go home.”
Saint Sister will play a headline show at London’s Omeara on Wednesday 2 October.