- 26 Oct 17
Independent artist St. Bishop (Stephen Bishop) hails from Monaghan, Ireland and is based in Dublin.
He debuted at Electric Picnic this year and has since followed up with two headline shows.
Bishop has spent the last year and a half recording an EP and developing his live set with producer Seán Behan (A Place Called Kai / LAOISE).
His gleaming R&B pop sound was inspired by acts such as KAYTRANADA, NAO and Will Heard.
Speaking to Hot Press, the 23 year old singer says that he wrote ‘Porcelain’ after coming out as gay to family and friends, while struggling to find a balance in both his identity and sexuality.
"I wrote Porcelain not long after coming out to my family and friends. For me, it’s the boldest statement I could make about my sexuality".
“Its lyrical content and emotion is inspired by my struggle with self-acceptance issues”.
“I found the shift from adolescence to adult life quite difficult, so I guess calling myself ‘porcelain white’ is a reference to my youth and innocence, which can’t last forever and is tainted in the chorus with the unreserved expression of my sexual desire. It was the marriage of these two ideas that created this song”.
Listen to the track here: