There’s a sense of confidence within this track that Saint Nothing hasn’t encountered in other songs before. Starting with a gorgeous modulation and distinctive swirls, this feels like a new era for an artist that’s gearing up for something huge in his future. Not limiting itself to one sound ‘Start of the He(Art)’ is a track for the kids that are still going through their emo ‘phase’, the alternative rock lovers and synth-pop dreamers. It doesn’t stick to one particular avenue and that’s what makes it so contemporary and a joy to listen to.
Calum Devine is the man behind the solo project Saint Nothing and you can truly his passion for music throughout. The production is heroic and sounds like something straight out of a TV drama where the protagonist has decided to leave everything behind and start afresh.
What makes that work so well is that the message behind the song completely ties it all up. It’s about letting go, although it’s tough. It’s about two people who once shared a strong bond and over time, that connection has deteriorated and broken down. Despite wanting to repair the damage, they know it’s already too late and has run its course.
It poises as a heartbreak song but also reassures that this, unfortunately, can be a part of life. We have to go through the mill to get out of the other end. I love the transparency within this song and how easy it is to follow.