- 05 May 21
Saint Sister’s highly-anticipated second album 'Where I Should End' will be released on June 25th via FUGA.
Belfast native Morgan MacIntyre and Derry Girl Gemma Doherty, AKA Saint Sister, have released their brand new single 'Oh My God Oh Canada', accompanied by a music video centred on the beauty of Irish wilderness.
Following on from previous single 'Karaoke Song', the track is taken from the atmosfolk duo's forthcoming sophomore album Where I Should End.
"Oh My God Oh Canada is about the intricacies within your most cherished and complicated relationships. It’s about not knowing where the line is, finding yourself on the wrong side of it and spending months trying to find your way back to the right place," Saint Sister's Morgan said of the track.
"It’s about saying too much and at the same time, nothing at all, giving too much of yourself in one moment but not showing up when you’re needed most I wrote it about wanting to be a better friend, but knowing I never would be.”
The ambience-filled visuals take in the awe-inspiring depth of Irish nature, using the landscape to tell the story behind the song itself.
"It's easy to take the nature that surrounds us for granted. For this video, we wanted to highlight the beauty of the Irish landscape," director Janna Kemperman said of the project.
"By creating abstract lighting setups we want the viewer to observe nature in a different way and to cherish it".
MacIntyre and Doherty met at Trinity College, Dublin, and founded Saint Sister in 2014. Where I Should End follows their gorgeous 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.
The incredibly hands-on new project sees every track written, arranged and produced by the band - with 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 singles ‘Karaoke Song’ and 'Oh My God Oh Canada' follow 2020 tracks ‘Dynamite’ and ‘The Place That I Work’ - featuring Lisa Hannigan.
Watch the hauntingly beautiful video for 'Oh My God Oh Canada' below:
Image credit: Ellius Grace.