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Washington Breaks Two Year Silence With “Saint Lo”


Take the turn-arm off the record player, silence the radio and pause your iPod – stunning vibes are coming your way! Washington, Australia’s twice-voted Best Female Artist, has returned to the sound waves with her new single Saint Lo.

Recorded in L.A. with producers Eric Dubowsky (Chet Faker and Flume) and Dave Hummer (Thundamentals), Saint Lo features a curious piano melody designed to drift the listener into another realm. Synths swirl, creating sonic currents that wash over Washington’s velvety vocals. Layers start to form, with undertones of harmonies and an ever-ticking high-hat, creating a simple, but rich soundscape. Washington’s signature velvety vocals star throughout, finishing off the song’s ethereal aura.

Saint Lo is an ode to Washington’s early dark, albeit innocent works with an added sense of restlessness. The narrative explores her experience of letting go of people she once trusted in favour of blind opportunity, and the result was a welcomed surprise.

“I wanted the song to feel like falling and flying at the same time,” said Washington. “It’s sort of a meditation on how much we give to love, and how much we take from each other – the brutality and the vampiric nature of all emotional exchanges.”

Saint Lo is Washington’s first single in over two years, so a full-length record is well and truly due. Whilst no date has been set, Washington confirmed on triple j yesterday that the wait is almost over! In the meantime, check out Saint Lo below.