To celebrate the release of Crying In The Porsche, we find out what a day in the life of Saint Lane looks like.
Saint Lane just dropped his highly rewarding, charming second album, Crying In The Porsche, and unveiled a new music video for Gold Revolver.
Crying In The Porsche is a quick turnaround from Saint Lane’s debut album, I Thought My Name Was Cursed, released last year.
Equipped with a series of anecdotes fit for a late-night talk show, Lane doesn’t shy from getting personal - exploring themes of addiction and loss within his lyrics and reflecting on some of the darker moments of his life and career so far.
“Last year I got out of a seven-year relationship with someone who I will always love and will always be a massive part of my life. I got addicted to going on dates, it was really strange, I did like a decade's worth of dating in the space of about four months just to distract myself,” Lane reflected in a press release.
“I became completely dependent on alcohol. The relationship ended just as I was rolling out my last album so my career was at an all-time high and life at an all-time low. This album tries to document this brief period.”
On Gold Revolver, Lane added, “Gold Revolver was written from the perspective of James Brown during his divorce in 1988 - James Brown is one of my favourite artists of all time, The Payback is one of my favourite albums.
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“I read his autobiography and it was just incredible; this man's story. The way he spoke about his divorce taking place while his career was skyrocketing was such an interesting juxtaposition… I had to write about it.”
Pulling from influences as diverse as Kanye West and Julia Jacklin, Saint Lane offers a vulnerable collection of songs that traverse all sorts of sonic territories. Check out Crying In The Porsche below.
To celebrate the release of Crying In The Porsche, we caught up with the fascinating New Zealand artist to find out what a day in the life of Saint Lane looks like.
“My day starts an hour before midnight when I clock on as a concierge at a hotel in Surfers Paradise and work there until 7 AM.
“At 7:15 AM I start my shift hosting the breakfast show on Radio Metro. Sometimes I'll be interviewing a musician or reality tv show person and my eyes feel like they're bleeding because I am so tired; I'm sure it'll have no long-term impact on me.
“At 11 AM I go home and try to sleep. I live next to what is seemingly the world's busiest road so I don't think I've had an uninterrupted sleep at home in what feels like a lifetime.
“At 3 PM I wake up, get ready and do disability support work until anytime between 8 & 9 PM. I love this job with all my heart and helping these kids is everything to me.
“I'll sit and have a meal and have coffee around 10PM and start the day all over again. This is what my week looks like. I try and write a song and read a chapter of a book every day too."
Crying In The Porsche is out now.