Pop trio Saint Etienne will release new album 'I've Been Trying To Tell You' on September 10th.
The new album will be released by Heavenly Recordings, and it finds Saint Etienne returning to a sample-driven pop framework.
Out on September 10th, the LP will be accompanied by a short film crafted alongside fashion photographer and filmmaker Alasdair McLellan.
There's a lot to unpack, so here's the trailer, which opens with the words: "Do you look back on the late 90s as a lost golden age...?"
Bob comments: “To me it’s about optimism, and the late nineties, and how memory is an unreliable narrator. Pete and Gus have done a properly amazing production job. I think it sounds gorgeous.”
Pete calls it a "special sounding album", while Sarah adds: "It's the first sample driven album we’ve made since So Tough and it’s been a really refreshing experience, such fun! It’s both dreamy and atmospheric, late summer sounds."
The album lands on September 10th, with the film due to premiere at a special BFI Southbank event on September 3rd called The Films Of Saint Etienne.
Alasdair says: “My starting point was an interpretation of my memories from the time I first started to listen to Saint Etienne’s music. Of course, it is an interpretation of what I was doing then while looking back at it now. At that time, I was a bored teenager in a village near Doncaster, South Yorkshire; it was a place where very little happened. I now look back at that time as something quite idyllic – even the boredom seems idyllic – and a big part of its soundtrack was Saint Etienne.”
Find new single 'Pond House' below.
'I've Been Trying To Tell You' will be released on September 10th.
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