Idiosyncratic alt-pop duo ST. MARTiiNS make their 2019 debut with their beguiling new single Want God, out now via LAB Records. The single once again showcases ST.MARTiiNS’ ability to create woozy left-field pop with a poignant message. The band spoke with The Fountain about the track and their top gig at Nice n Sleazys.
TF: You’ve a new single out, what has the reception been like so far?
It has definitely been the most engaging release we’ve had. Had a great response and it is amazing to see so many people listen to and enjoy the track.
TF: Can you tell us a bit more about Want God, what inspired the title?
Initially, Want God was loaded with bitter sentiment and to be directed at how vacant and passive the people around me were being during hard times. However, as I wrote the lyrics (which in my usual style began as a poem) I realised it had instead become a self appraisal. With the outlook of a martyr and the added lens of anxiety issues, I saw the world with a naïve expectancy. ‘Inadequate, communicate, you live through your phone anyway,’ always texting boys I thought would make me feel better and absorbed by how I was viewed by others. I am not religious in any way but I love religious imagery in our songs, my morbid obsession with nothingness and my own relationship with faith.
TF: And are you working towards an EP or LP, what more can we look forward to from you in 2019?
We have a few more singles and an EP in the pipeline we will be releasing later in the year. We are always writing though and thinking ahead so plenty new music is yet to come.
TF: And have you plans to tour and promote this new track, can we expect you live in Scotland anytime soon?
We have just got back from a week of shows promoting the single but we have lots of shows to announce in the coming months.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date?
It would be hard to pinpoint our favourite show as we have been lucky to perform at so many cool events, however this week in Nice n Sleazy, Glasgow, has to be up there.