- 10 Sep 21
The track is about knowing your worth, putting yourself first and taking no crap from anyone.
Following on from the major success of recent release ‘Close’, queer alt-pop breakout star St. Bishop has shared his new single, ‘Talking To You’.
Written by St. Bishop, produced by Alex O’Keefe and St. Bishop and mixed and mastered by Stephen Lovatt; the track is about refusing to take bullshit from anyone, especially in relationships.
“I wrote ‘Talking To You’ last year after a friend of mine went through a pretty rough break up," the Monaghan native says of new song 'Talking To You'. "Their ex had always shown questionable behaviour and eventually she found out that he had cheated on her."
"I really tried to step into her shoes and imagine all of the pain and confusion that she must have been feeling at the time," the musician adds. "Trying to cope with the everyday reminders that he had left in her life, the shame and embarrassment caused by the situation and the strength and resilience needed for her to stand up to him and demand the truth she deserved."
It's distinctively a track about realising your own self-worth and making conscious decisions to put yourself and your own happiness first, no matter how difficult it may initially be.
Previous single ‘Close’ was based on a brief but intense romance that began on the dancefloor of Dublin Pride. In St. Bishop’s own words, “think Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray - but with a lot more vodka.”
St. Bishop’s music is filled with bold, unapologetic statements made along a journey of self-exploration. Each affirmation coming with the charm and the sass of a young gay man who not only embraces, but adores his queer-ness.
He blends genres of electro-pop, soul and indie as freely as he delves into issues of sexuality, gender identity and radical self-acceptance. Writing in an autobiographical style, he channels his struggles into his writing, and through this process he continues to counsel himself and explore his identity.
Ste literally came out with St. Bishop, hand in hand, alter-ego and truest self - only to discover that revealing who he is was only the first step.
“I thought I would feel this huge sense of clarity and instant relief once I came out to the world. Turns out it’s not that easy and I was like ‘oh wait, I actually don’t know how to be that person yet’. I’d been suppressing that part of myself for so long that then I needed help letting it out and I realised I had lots more work to do! The work is ongoing, every day I’m learning and loving more and more about myself ”
The journey of learning more about himself runs in tandem with the unfinished nature of the St. Bishop project.
“I don’t even want to get to ‘the finish line’ to be honest, because then it’s over - and I want to be doing this when I’m fucking 80! I love where I’m at, it’s a work in progress that I never want to be finished.”
Listen to 'Talking To You' below: