Saint Spicer is a soulful singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. She has a magical way of telling her truth. By combining silky vocals and fiercely honest lyrics, she conveys the harsh realities of life with dignity and sincerity. Having spent much of her childhood moving from place to place, music quickly became a tool for her to ground herself, allowing her to express her innermost thoughts while practicing self-care by reflecting and looking inward. She aims to build a community through her music and believes that everyone should be celebrated for being their best selves.
On March 5th, Saint Spicer released her new single “On Repeat”. Infused with sensual elements of funk and soul, the song gives listeners an intimate glimpse into her misadventures in love and her exploration of the toxic patterns she has begun to recognize in her romantic relationships.
Listen to “On Repeat” here: https://open.spotify.com/album/1mMIBn30xBqS2M5FB9sPAz
Q: Your new single “On Repeat” was just released. What is the story behind the song?
A: There are certain smells that take you back to a time and place. Taste does that for me. The taste of Jade Citrus Mint tea from Starbucks will always take me back to early college! This is definitely a love song, but a song that doesn’t speak of just one person. I have had many relationships and when I realized I was repeating the same trend over and over again in those relationships, I realized I was doing something unhealthy. Music can be therapy, and for me this was healing, I was getting un-stuck. Now I’m definitely able to recognize the signs and communicate my needs in relationships earlier on.
Q: How would you describe your writing process for the single? Did you go about it any differently than you have in the past?
A: For this single, I worked with a producer named Born Soul. This was the first single that we worked on together. When I got to his studio we got right down to business. It was very organic. He picked out the sample that you hear at the beginning and put it to a swing beat. I was immediately inspired and came up with the first verse right away. We parted ways, then I went home and had the song completed within a week or so. We felt it needed something special, so I asked Jason Cherry, a bassist in Austin, to add that dope bassline. Then it was just a matter of the saxophone solo!
Q: Are there any lyrics in “On Repeat” that speak to you the most? If so, why?
A: “We grew our hair out long. For 90 days we sang a praising song.” This is a reference to a boy I love with all my heart. It didn’t work out. He knows who he is.
Q: What message do you hope people take to heart while listening to the single?
A: That you can do everything, carry people’s world on your back, and the more you do without communicating expectations the harder the fall.
Q: How have you evolved as an artist leading up to this release?
A: I learned a bit about rhythm by listening and learning from friends I made in Austin. They taught me a lot, and I have a lot more to learn.
Q: Do you have any musical influences that people may not expect? How have they made an impact on the music you create?
A: I listen to a ton of trap music, especially Rico Nasty. I also loved Travis Scott in his Days Before Rodeo phase. These make me sensitive to the sonic landscape and themes in a song.
Q: What is the local music scene like in Austin, Texas? How would you describe it?
A: It’s interesting. There are a lot of rock musicians, and a lot of people making music, but no one is really making money doing music full-time. I haven’t been in it long enough to say much else other than I hope that I can continue to meet folks and eventually meet someone who can mentor me in this industry.
Q: Is there any story that has stuck with you from a show you played or attended?
A: I loved playing at Stubbs after Kali Uchis and being able to feed my team in the VIP room! The food was great, and it was such a great way to kick off the show. Kali Uchis was amazing as well.
Q: Do you have any shows coming up?
A: I won’t be doing any shows until after at least half of the songs from ‘Space Cowgirl’ are released. I want to make sure that I have a good catalog ready for people to get funk to.
Q: Is there anything else going on with you that you can share with me at this time?
A: Thank you for your time! Please stream “On Repeat” and consider supporting our recording for ‘Space Cowgirl’ online at saintsaidso.bandcamp.com! We release new songs every month.