Welcome back sing songy, summer tunes! I have been listening to Saint Raymond off and on all week. The lyrics, the jumping beat, and the fact that this young fellow just turned 19 is amazing to me.
Saint Raymond’s self-penned songs have a perfect combination of lyrical young love, instrumental savvy, and catchy pop appreciation. There is something compelling and happy about the songs, but the lyrics also have a grittier, well thought out meaning. An accomplished guitarist, who caught the attention of bigger acts through his acoustic performances, now has a group of musicians and vocalists behind him that give him a bigger sound that will serve him well.
Callum Burrows is Saint Raymond. The name came from his grandfather’s surname and a street in Nottingham where he grew up. Because I follow Jake Bugg, Saint Raymond’s name kept popping up as a comparison. Both are young guys with introspective musical souls, but Jake and Callum are really very different in their styles. With a new EP Ghosts out in May, Saint Raymond is indie-pop at it’s finest and this young fellow is going to be big… really big, mark my words. Listen to another tune I fancy at the moment.
What is not to like?