Gold Coast performer Saint Barae has today released his most personal single to date; ‘Power + Control’.
Following on from ‘Remains’ and ‘Nightcrawler’ last year and ‘Boy From Mars’ earlier this year, the new single is brimming with emotion and an all-too-familiar story.
“I made this song at a crossroads in my life where I had to choose between continuing to hide my sexuality from my family or take control of my own choices and choose what was best for my personal happiness,” Saint Barae explains.
“As someone from a very conservative and religious background, ‘Power’ uses a lot of religious symbolism as metaphors for the experience of being a young queer person struggling with their faith.
“The lyrics explore how important intimacy is to all of us, whether that be a spiritual kind or a physical experience with another person. I think that the message of the song overall is that faith and sexuality don’t have to be mutually exclusive things.
“It’s about saying, “fuck it” to the ultimatum and carving out your own path as you see fit.”
And naturally, this lyrical content is all wrapped up in Saint Barae’s gorgeous bed of synth-pop goodness.
Take a listen to ‘Power + Control’ below.