Illuminated by an electric violin solo, “Saint” is soaring and psychedelic and takes listeners on a journey through the complexities of standing one’s ground as an individual, bringing to the forefront the adversity that one can face in standing apart from the crowd.
Despite its looming ominous tone, the song carries a message of hope, reminding listeners of the strength that comes with owning who you are by highlighting the value of thinking freely, having confidence in your convictions, and having the courage to live life according to your own personal truth.
“It’s about the feeling of isolation or ostracization that comes when you embrace the sort of rugged individualism it takes to really think freely and critically,” Conley says about the single. “When you’re pushing hard, trying to find truth, something to hold onto that is uniquely yours—something that gives your life unique meaning and purpose—you’re going to alienate and offend people along the way. When you involve yourself in the world of ideas, there will be people, sometimes people you truly love and respect, even, who will reject you. They may think you’re evil, they may think you’re crazy. And that’s a really emotional experience.”
“Saint” is included on Owen-Glass’s upcoming debut album The Rope & The Rabbit, which joins the duo—East Texas-born singer and songwriter Kelly Wayne Conley and guitar prodigy Cole Humphrey—with a masterclass band. The result: authentic, genuine stories brought to life through rich textured soundscapes flecked with the bold drive of rock, the heartfelt organic glory of Americana, and the powerful charge of gospel.
The Rope & The Rabbitis slated for release on May 10, 2019.