Saint Mars is an act blending alternative, electronic, and hip-hop elements, as shown on new track “Loveghost.” The project — founded by Cedric Aegerter (a.k.a. Marc Darcange or M.D.) and based in Bristol (U.K.) and Switzerland — released their debut EP in early 2017, and are currently working on debut full-length album Boys Never Cry, described as a concept album “about a boy’s bullying experience.” Tryzdin takes on a lead vocal here, and performs on most tracks throughout the album. M.D. found his singing videos on YouTube, and promptly set up a meeting in Columbus, OH, which eventually yielded six new tracks. Since then, they have been working steadily together.
“I felt nervous at the start because I didn’t know what it would be like,” Tryzdin says. “The first sessions were quite hard for me as I was more used to live performance and singing one song after another. Suddenly I was in an environment where I had to sing the same song part over and over again.” Ultimately, tracks like “Loveghost” exude ample confidence and a nice, consuming soundscape in addition to the pleasing pop hooks.
“Loveghost” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.