A new band formed by Kelly Jones of Stereophonics with Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker from The Wind and The Wave, Far From Saints, have already made a striking introduction. Their first two releases, ‘Let’s Turn This Back Around’ and ‘Take It Through The Night’, have won strong radio support from the likes of Bob Harris and Jo Whiley, with a groundswell of initial critical acclaim emerging.
Far From Saints’ ride now continues as they share the new single ‘Screaming Hallelujah’. It is the opening track from their eagerly anticipated self-titled debut album, which follows on June 16th.
Opening with a gentle acoustic riff from Dwight Baker, ‘Screaming Hallelujah’ begins with soulful, bittersweet call-and-response vocals from Patty Lynn and Kelly Jones before their harmonies intertwine with an audibly organic bond on the song’s soaring, dramatic hook. As the two singers explain, ‘Screaming Hallelujah’ offers a message of acceptance and grace towards a loved one who is experiencing a difficult period of transition. The song was written and produced by Far From Saints and then mixed by the Grammy-nominated Al Clay (Blur, Pixies).
Patty says, “I was thinking about how we should try to grow right along with them, because they’re still here.”
Kelly adds, “It’s about change and growth, but with all the struggles that come with that. With every song I write, I try to write about the whole struggle but leave a light at the end of the tunnel.”
The accompanying official video, directed by Kelly Jones, features live footage from Far From Saints’ first major show during the Teenage Cancer Trust gala at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Watch BELOW:
Next up for Far From Saints are two warm-up shows in Glasgow and Leeds, which immediately sold out, as did next month’s debut full headline show at London’s EartH Theatre. Their summer plans continue with festival sets at Glastonbury and Black Deer as well as large outdoor shows as special guests to Kings of Leon, Paul Weller and Hozier. Expect more summer shows to be announced soon.
25th – Glasgow, Oran Mor (warm-up show – SOLD-OUT)
26th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (warm-up show – SOLD-OUT)
27th – Wrexham, Racecourse Ground (special guests to Kings of Leon)
28th – Wrexham, Racecourse Ground (special guests to Kings of Leon)
5th – London, EartH Theatre (headline show – SOLD-OUT)
8th – Westonbirt Arboretum (special guests to Paul Weller)
9th – Cannock Chase Forest (special guests to Paul Weller)
16th – Black Deer Festival
17th – Thetford Forest (special guests to Paul Weller)
25th – Glastonbury, Avalon Stage
22nd – Latitude Festival
23rd – Pangbourne, Englefield (special guests to Hozier)