Saint Rien discusses his challenges as an artist

Saint Rien discusses his challenges as an artist
Saint Rien (Photo credit: Stone Wertz)

Saint Rien has an approach to music that is similar to that of an artist with a paintbrush. He colors his canvas with his emotion and his pen speaks deliberately to the heart of the listener. The production is layered and not genre-specific.

Rolling out spoke to Saint about his music, living in Nashville, Tennessee, and his thoughts on the direction the music industry is taking.

Take a moment to talk about the video for “Medusa” what inspired it? What’s the message?

The “Medusa” video was inspired in part by The Truman Show. There’s a story running through the movie where he is using magazine clippings to remember his true love while stuck in a simulated reality. The video itself is showing what it feels like to be stuck in a life or relationship that isn’t serving their purpose, or in a loop. I was also inspired by French surrealist cinema and the way it unnerves the audience.

How does being born in Australia and based in Nashville inform your music?

After living in a few different places, I can honestly say I’ve found a home here in Nashville. Everyone in the music community is so warm and passionate and excited to work. I don’t know if it will change my sound as much as just inspire me to work.

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