St. Jude the Obscure are an art pop 2-piece, residing in Liverpool. Formerly known as Feral Love and Bird, now, Adele Emmas and Christian Sandford have undergone a metamorphosis that led to St. Jude the Obscure. Referencing the patron saint of lost causes and Thomas Hardy’s most miserable novel, Saint Jude the Obscure’s music is neither a lost cause or dripping with misery. Instead, it’s literate uplifting synth-pop with more than a hint of Regina Spector, Florence + the Machine and Bat For Lashes.
Recently commissioned to create a soundtrack for WWI poet Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Futility’, to accompany an opening of his memorial, St Jude the Obscure tend to pair poetic lyrics with airy electro-pop beats. Produced by Darren Jones who previously worked with Skepta and Ed O’Brien from Radiohead, ‘I’m The Wolves’ is the duo’s most recent example of a metaphorical account of individual truth-seeking.
The band explains:
“’I’m The Wolves’ is a song about independence and freedom of spirit, the need to escape a somewhat chaotic world and to reconnect with the simplicity of nature. It celebrates how strength can be found in the vulnerability of choosing to walk your own path even though it might be a solitary one at times.“
With support from the tastemaker blogs and BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, St Jude the Obscure are making waves in the alternative/indie worlds.
The new track ‘I’m The Wolves’ will be available worldwide on the 1st June 2018.