New Music: Saint Clair ‘Heavy On My Heart’


Saint Clair is sharing new single, ‘Heavy On My Heart’, her second release via Kieron McIntosh’s (Plan B, Paloma Faith) fledgling Wunderkind imprint and the follow up to impressive debut ‘Sailing’. The new single comes ahead of her first live show, set for June 20 at Birthdays, London. Emerging on her own terms after singing for the likes of Ghostpoet and Kwabs, ‘Heavy On My Heart’ finds Saint Clair mastering her warm, immersive take on soul, which runs back to a teenage discovery of classic standards (Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder), again collaborating with Ben Jones and Raffertie (Ninja Tune).

Educated from a young age at a French school in central London – where subsequent bilingualism enabled a time writing and living in Paris – Saint Clair’s nascent musical awareness came via attendance of youth choir (alongside Michael Kiwanuka) and was further fuelled by the hum of her bohemian, arts-obsessed household. Now recording and releasing under the French alias, 2016 looks set to bring Saint Clair into ever sharper focus as a fast-rising artist in her own right.

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