London-based duo Saints Patience – multi-instrumentalist Spencer and vocalist Mudibu – present their fetching Funk-Rock sound via their stunning debut album ‘Weather The Storm’, out now. The duo states…”We’ve created something epic, something exciting and captivating.”
Tell us everything we should know about ‘Taste Of You’?
It’s being described as funk/rock/dance fusion. It’s essentially a song about giving in to your desires and instincts. It has a serious groove though, it is heavyweight.
Also, can you talk a bit about your new album ‘Weather The Storm’.
‘Weather The Storm’ is a collection of rock and soul songs written by Spencer and Mudibu – the founding members. The album is about our experiences and emotional extremes. We have kept the instruments big, there are serious and light subjects touched on and we have tried to project an underlying power and positivity.
What were your main influences and vibes whilst writing it?
We think it touches on 70’s rock (Queen, Led Zep), soul (Otis Redding, Ray Charles) and funk (The Meters, The Commodores). We didn’t restrict ourselves to one genre but the songs still sound like they belong together. Our main vibe is melody and groove – if we come up with something we want to hear over and over again, we know we’re on to something.
Why did you call yourselves Saints Patience, any interesting story behind it?
From early days of coming up with band names (we had dozens!), The Patience of Saints was suggested, so we just turned it around to keep it more succinct. We think we need a lot of patience in this game.
Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration?
We get our inspiration from everyday life. Our experience (and observed experience) gives us enough to write all the time. Many people have their own struggles, we just write about what we know. We don’t preach, we try to be understanding in our lives and hope this comes across in our lyrics. Musically we listen to as many different songs as possible, both new and old. 6 music has been a great source of inspiration, but so has my Dad’s vinyl collection.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
As long as we’re still putting music out, we’ll be happy. We have so many ideas we think we have another 10 albums in us. We’d love to collaborate and learn from great producers and song writers.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?
Queens of The Stone Age, Nile Rodgers or Lauren Pritchard. Any one of those would yield some pretty amazing results.
By Fabrizio Belluschi ©FM