Catch up with sibling band Saint Adeline and watch the video for the folk-pop trio's single "Fight For It" off their self-titled debut EP, out now.
What got you interested in starting a band together?
Being siblings is kind of already like being in a band. We have each other's back, we are supportive of each other's ideas, and we are very good at taking long drives together! The fact that we are all singers, writers, and musicians who get along and love each other made it a pretty easy decision to just go all in and form a band together.
Which musicians have you been influenced by?
We listen to just about everything and everyone. But some artists that have influenced our band's sound (just to name a few) are The Beatles, Paul Simon, Nickel Creek, and The Staves.
How would you describe your sound to someone who had never heard your music?
We've adopted the label "folk-pop", but in practice our music ranges song to song. To someone who's never heard our music, we'd probably say that we'd love them to go listen to it!
What were your inspirations behind your single "Fight For It"?
"Fight For It" is written from the perspective of someone who wants more from the person that they are in a relationship with. It's a plea to their partner to try harder to make things work, to "fight for it". There weren't any clear cut songs that inspired the tune, though at the time we were listening to a lot of Adele and Selena Gomez, actually. It wasn't really until we began to work the arrangement with a full band that the song started to sound the way it does today!
Could you tell us more about your debut EP?
Sure! The whole thing is pretty special for us for many reasons. It was crowd funded, so we are overjoyed that we had that support coming from our family, friends, and fans to make the record happen at all. We are a sibling band and, for this EP, the cover art was designed by our other brother, Danny, who lives in the Bay Area with his wife and our beautiful nephew. So it's cool to have our other sibling's stamp on this record, as well. The songs are all a collaboration between the 3 of us and are a good representation of what our sound is. It's wonderful to get to creatively connect with family - it's something we're mega grateful for.
Is there a track off that EP you were most excited to share?
It kind of depends on the day! Thanks to the amazing ears and brain of our producer, Justin Goldner, all six songs kinda turned out better than we even thought they could, so we are truly excited to share ALL of them. Currently, the one that we are boogieing to the most is "Status Quo". We tend to end our shows with this one because it seriously becomes a party; and it sounds beastly on the record!
How would you sum up that EP in one sentence?
The new Saint Adeline EP might not be better than sex, but we promise it is just as good.
What do you hope listeners are able to take away from your music?
As a band, we are equally focused on the writing and on making sure we deliver great live shows. So we hope whoever gives us a listen hears the honesty in our songs and we also hope it makes them want to check us out live! Either way, we are just grateful that there are listeners in the first place and we can only hope that, as long as we make music together, they will be there listening!
Is there anything you want to add?
Just thanks so much for taking the time to talk with us! Happy Fall!