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Montreal artist SAENS marks his return with new single ‘Runaways’, out now.
Two years in the making, ‘Runaways’ is a majestic combination of cinematic production, glistening synths and vocoder underpinning SAENS’ arresting vocals. His first release since 2019, it marks the first single from his forthcoming debut album Drugs Don’t Wear Off, out later this year.
“We worked on the song for over two years, trying to find the right feel to it.” SAENS reflects. “Each time we’d start working on it, we’d find new ideas, and sound until One day, during last fall, my producer and I were listening to some Depeche Mode and Daft Punk it just came to us like a beam of light, the song needed to have that same eclectic energy… and it was the last day we worked on the song, to make it as it is now.”
Emerging from the fast-growing and diverse Montreal indie scene, SAENS is a singer, songwriter and producer who is strongly inspired by the works of acclaimed filmmakers such as Terrence Malick, David Lynch and Jean-Marc Vallee. He burst onto the scene in 2018 with debut EP Twelve O’Five, showcasing an introspective view into his emotional journey and longtime battle with mental illness. Lead single ‘Wind Turns Cold’ has garnered over a million Spotify streams, with Ones To Watch describing it as an “avant-garde masterpiece”.
His first single release in over a year, ‘Runaways’ marks the start of a new chapter in the story of SAENS.