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Saint Raymond puts on his dancing shoes for new track

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Saint Raymond a.k.a Callum Burrows returns to the scene with new single ‘Dancing’. This follows November’s EP A Light That Blinds. The single is the first of a trio to come, each track being about a show as Saint Raymond explained on twitter, adding that performing live is undisputedly his favourite thing.

The Nottingham bred singer/songwriter has come a long way since his 2015 debut album. Moreover, he’s left behind fuzzy, warm lyrics and sparse, acoustic soundscapes. Now favouring richer bass lines and slicker, darkly captivating lyrics. In recent singles Saint Raymond has proven himself to go strength to strength.

Burrows’ lyrics tell the tale of nights out with people he doesn’t know and how, in the end, sometimes he’s better off dancing on his own. The song however, isn’t sad he has a good time and is happy to reminisce.

‘Dancing’ has taken the step that previous single ‘Nightcrawling’ laid out. Sharp lyrics about fake friends give a little bite to an otherwise friendly song.┬áThe track juxtaposes the deep-seated lyrics with fuller soundscapes which is jarring. In terms of songs about dancing alone Saint Raymond sits snugly between Robyn’s modern classic and Deaf Havana’s equally marvellous but lesser known ‘Everybody’s Dancing and I Want to Die’.

Give ‘Dancing a listen here.

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