St. Lundi Shares New Tune Say So Ahead Of Debut Album Release

Following the release of his previous single Following My Heart, Hayling Island-hailing Archie Langley – AKA St. Lundi – is keeping his momentum on a high ahead of the 20th September release of his debut album The Island with the release of latest tune Say So. Fresh support in the shape of a playlist at Radio 2 as well as further support from Scott Mills at Radio 2 and Track of the Week at BBC Introducing added to a run of early career accomplishments, which have included 120 million+ streams as well as high profile collabs with Kygo and Seeb.

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St. Lundi (Tom Knibbs)
St. Lundi (Tom Knibbs)

A songwriter with a growing renown for looking inwards and holding nothing back as he expresses his emotions, St. Lundi delivers a moment of dramatic piano-pop balladeering defined by mountainous melodies, tender emotions and a voice that can capture every feeling he expresses. On first listen you might think Say So is a song about the frailty of love and you’d be right… but probably not in the way you had perceived.

As Langley explains: “I wrote Say So about my relationship with my father. We’d not spoken for nearly five years after falling out and no matter what I tried to do, nothing could replace our relationship. One day I realised maybe he’s not so good at talking because he never really had a father. So I reached out… and ever since we’ve been closer than ever. This song is there to encourage people to tell the ones they love that they love them.”

St. Lundi wrote Say So with Josefine Riddell, Matt James (Tom Gregory) and Andre Nookadu (The Chainsmokers), with the latter pair producing the track. The Say So video takes a literal interpretation of St. Lundi’s lyrical metaphors and places the action on a beach, where he delivers every line with the intensity that he must have felt when writing the song. And its final shot presents a hopeful ending: taking the first step to turning things around is as simple as picking up a phone. Watch the Say So video it below:

Say So is the final song on St. Lundi’s upcoming debut album The Island and ends an autobiographical collection of songs on a high. Each track is a sonic postcard of a moment in his barely believable life story. One day a 21-year-old St. Lundi was working in a petrol station on Hayling Island, near Portsmouth, and dreaming of a bigger life. Twenty-four hours later he was on a train to London with a bag of clothes, a guitar and enough money to get him through the next few days. He soon chanced upon a temporary home living with twenty Australian backpackers while working out how to get a music career under way. Dreams may come true, but they don’t come easy: he stayed there for three years, and it has taken another four for his debut album to be released.

St. Lundi is currently embarking upon another dream moment as he plays to a total of 60,000 people across three shows with Take That on a bill that also features Olly Murs. He will then celebrate the release of The Island by playing an intimate solo European pop-up headline tour, with each venue being revealed nearer the time – all shows are sold out. He has also announced a full band UK and European headline tour which begins late October.

Upcoming UK & Ireland tour dates:

7th – Manchester
8th – Glasgow
9th – Edinburgh
10th – Belfast
11th – Dublin
12th – Cork
14th – London
15th – Portsmouth

5th – Glasgow, The Rum Shack
6th – Belfast, Ulster Sports Club
7th – Dublin, The Workman’s Club
8th – Cork, Winthrop Avenue
12th – Manchester, Gullivers
13th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
15th – London, The Courtyard Theatre
18th – Bristol, The Louisiana

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